[Mailman-Developers] Bouncer.py syslog differences

Adrian Wells adrian at whatifnet.com
Fri Nov 11 19:11:12 CET 2005

Hello.  The following is portion of an exchange of ideas between Mark
Sapiro and myself (initial comments) which occurred not too long ago on
this list:


>>>>As a minor side note, I noticed the bounce log receives two different
>>>>formatted messages for the first bounce and subsequent bounces.  An
>>>>Oct 25 10:50:51 2005 (2687) samplelist: falseaddresstest at somedomain.net
>>>>bounce score: 1.0
>>>>Oct 25 11:06:54 2005 (2687) falseaddresstest at somedomain.net: samplelist
>>>>current bounce score: 2.0
>>>>This is not a major issue but it is inconsistent and it not clear why
>>>>should be this way.  Is there reason is should be different?
>>>I don't think so. All the other log messages from Bouncer are "list:
>>>member". I don't see any reason why this one shouldn't also be that
>>OK.  Should this be entered as a bug on SF?
Yes, I think so, but I'd be inclined to wait a bit and see if there are
more comments from the list.


It does not appear that more comments have been made on this issue.  I am
trying to work with the output of the Mailman logs (Brad Knowles has a
great script
for this but, it would be preferred to store more information in a
database for reporting- not sure the best way to do this yet) and this
minor difference is slightly annoying.  Additionally, as Mark noted, no
reason has been given to explain difference from other "current bounce
score" messages.  Here is a patch that should correct this difference:

--- Bouncer.py.10.25.2005.original      2005-10-25 12:21:57.000000000 -0400
+++ Bouncer.py.log.patch        2005-11-11 11:27:08.000000000 -0500
@@ -145,7 +145,7 @@
                 info.score += weight
                 info.date = day
                 syslog('bounce', '%s: %s current bounce score: %s',
-                       member, self.internal_name(), info.score)
+                       self.internal_name(), member, info.score)
             # Continue to the check phase below
         # Now that we've adjusted the bounce score for this bounce, let's

Unless there is a case against filing this as a bug on SourceForge, I'm
willing to file one within the next  couple weeks.


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