[Mailman-Developers] Error in Archive unpack while setting up mailman client 1.0.0

mahendra singh meena mahendra007.s at gmail.com
Sat Mar 16 19:16:35 CET 2013

Thanks a lot Florian,

    As you suggested I bypassed above issue by replacing "mocker"
library with "mock". Its really good to see the development server
running on my system. One more thing, I know basic Python and few
basics of Django but willing to take part in the upcoming mailman
PyCon sprint ( http://wiki.list.org/display/DEV/PyCon+Sprint+2013 ),
so that I can get involved and gather more knowledge from you guys
about Mailman development. So can I really take part in the sprint
remotely ?


On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 12:53 AM, Florian Fuchs <flo.fuchs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Mahendra,
> this seems to be caused by the "mocker" library being distributed as a bzip2
> archive. A while ago another developer ran into the same problem and solved
> it by installing bzip2 separately and then switching to python 2.6 (IIRC).
> Obviously being stuck with py2.6 is a less then ideal solution, but if you
> can wait a little: I am currently doing some work on mailman.client to
> prepare for the Pycon development sprints starting on monday. Part of that
> work is replacing the "mocker" library with another one called "mock", which
> is distributed as a less exotic gzipped tarball. This is no solution for
> your general problem installing bzipped python packages, but at least it
> will most probably solve this particular issue...
> I'll post a message here when I'm done...
> Cheers
> Florian
> 2013/3/14 mahendra singh meena <mahendra007.s at gmail.com>
>> This is my first time I am setting up mailman.Using step-by-step
>> procedure from
>> http://wiki.list.org/display/DEV/A+5+minute+guide+to+get+the+Mailman+web+UI+running
>> when i am doing :-
>> $ cd mailman.client
>> $ python setup.py develop
>> I am gettin following error :-
>> ...
>> Processing mocker-1.1.1.tar.bz2
>> error: Not a recognized archive type:
>> /tmp/easy_install-kM8hYI/mocker-1.1.1.tar.bz2
>> Any clue how to solve this ?
>> I asked the same on irc but i feel its quite inactive might be due to
>> the time-zone difference with other developers.
>> One more thing that I noticed during the same step is when it
>> downloads mocker and other requirements using script
>> python2.7/site-packages/distribute-0.6.10-py2.7.egg/setuptools/package_index.py
>> It takes proxy not into account when opening url in
>> open_with_auth(url).So, I think we shall modify it to take proxy
>> option also.
>> Please guide me if I have skipped any point or taken a wrong step.
>> Regards
>> Mahendra
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