[Mailman-Developers] unremovable/broken member addresses

Andrew D. Clark andrew.clark at ucsb.edu
Wed Sep 24 21:34:35 EDT 2003

Nope, same traceback.  Seems like maybe remove_members is doing some 
string scrubbing that it perhaps should not.  I should have stated I've 
tried nearly all permutations of shell single/double quoting and 
escaping I can think of (but please don't let that stop anyone from 
suggesting one of which I might not have thought).  But I'd much rather 
do some quoting and escaping than go Python code diving.


--On Wednesday, September 24, 2003 05:59:20 PM -0700 Matt Helsley 
<larva at linux.ucla.edu> wrote:

> How about using single quotes (in Bbash)?:
>  %./remove_members -n -N some-list 'bbest at goaway.spammer * ben'
> I think that should pass the whole thing as one element of
> remove_members' argv. This would only work if the missing space was
> what "caused the problem".
> What's the policy on reporting errors back to the user? Should
> exceptions like this cause termination or should they usually be
> caught by the caller etc.. ?
> Cheers,
> 	-Matt Helsley
> On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Andrew D. Clark wrote:
>> I can't remove a member address like this:
>> %./remove_members -n -N some-list "bbest at goaway.spammer * ben"
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "./remove_members", line 186, in ?
>>     main()
>>   File "./remove_members", line 176, in main
>>     admin_notif, userack)
>>   File "/home/services/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 941, in
>> ApprovedDeleteMember
>>     self.removeMember(emailaddr)
>>   File "/home/services/mailman/Mailman/OldStyleMemberships.py", line
>> 220, in removeMember
>>     self.__assertIsMember(member)
>>   File "/home/services/mailman/Mailman/OldStyleMemberships.py", line
>> 113, in __assertIsMember
>>     raise Errors.NotAMemberError, member
>> Mailman.Errors.NotAMemberError: bbest at goaway.spammer*ben

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