[Mailman-Users] Bug in nightly cron job

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw at cnri.reston.va.us
Tue Nov 9 18:03:00 CET 1999

>>>>> "PT" == Paul Tomblin <ptomblin at xcski.com> writes:

    PT> I'm using RedHat Linux 6.0.  It's claiming it's using python
    PT> 1.5.1.
    |     $ rpm -q python
    |     python-1.5.1-10

    PT> man strptime shows that there is one in the C library.

    PT> I'll try 1.5.2.  Shouldn't configure check for this sort of
    PT> thing?  I know the mod_perl configure checks for the
    PT> appropriate perl version.

Python's configure script definitely checks for this, but the problem
is that Mailman has a few Python 1.5.2-isms in the code, and strptime
wasn't added to Python until after 1.5.1.

I am seriously considering requiring Python 1.5.2 or better for the
next Mailman release.


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