[Mailman-Users] Problems (still) MM-1.0b11 & Python 1.5.2b2 on BSD3.1
th at nextel.no
Wed Apr 7 16:46:31 CEST 1999
This is probably what I experienced when I installed it on OpenBSD 2.3.
There seems to be a buglet (or something) in the flock() call with Python.
My fix for OpenBSD was posted, and should be in the archives.
On Mon, 5 Apr 1999, George M. Ellenburg (Mailing List Account) wrote:
> 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.
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