[Mailman-Users] Problems (still) MM-1.0b11 & Python 1.5.2b2 on BSD3.1

George M. Ellenburg (Mailing List Account) gmelists at caffeine.sundial.net
Mon Apr 5 16:44:48 CEST 1999

Fetched Python 1.5.2b2 from Python.org, install and tests went without a hitch.

Sucked down MM 1.0b11 this morning as well.

As user 'mailman' I ran `./configure --prefix=/u1/mailman
--with-mail-gid=32766 --with-cgi-gid=32766` (32766 is user nogroup)
followed next by `make install`.  No problems here.

In fact, I'm able to access the admin cgis.

But, as before, if I try to rin /bin/newlist I get the following error:
sundial:~/bin $ ./newlist
Enter the name of the list: test
Enter the email of the person running the list: gme at caffeine.sundial.net
Initial test password: XxXxXxXx
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "./newlist", line 141, in ?
    raise SystemExit(main(sys.argv))
  File "./newlist", line 91, in main
    newlist.Create(list_name, owner_mail, pw)
  File "/u1/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 718, in Create
  File "/u1/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 1267, in Lock
    self._lock_file.lock('w|', 1)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python1.5/posixfile.py", line 190, in lock
    flock = fcntl.fcntl(self._file_.fileno(), cmd, flock)
IOError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument
sundial:~/bin $

Anyone have any clues or ideas?

Many thanks.

George M. Ellenburg                                    Tel: +1 407 438 6710
Systems Administrator,                                 Fax: +1 407 438 6714
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