[Mailman-Users] newlist traceback

Tor Houghton th at nextel.no
Tue Mar 16 19:27:28 CET 1999

I created a symbolic link in /home/mailman/bin/Mailman to point to
/home/mailman/Mailman, and in so doing, I got a little further with the
newlist command. It no longer complains about a missing pythonlib.

However, I now get:

Initial friends password: 
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/home/mailman/bin/newlist", line 141, in ?
    raise SystemExit(main(sys.argv))
  File "/home/mailman/bin/newlist", line 91, in main
    newlist.Create(list_name, owner_mail, pw)
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 658, in Create
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 1189, 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: (22, 'Invalid argument')

I am running (as you can see), Python 1.5 on an OpenBSD machine (2.3).

Sorry for this influx of messages, but I am completely new to Python (and

Regards (again),


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