[Mailman-Users] python error in newlist

Veda Larson larson at Agouron.COM
Sat Oct 2 05:55:45 CEST 1999

Dear Mailman developers,

I've just installed Mailman, following the directions in the INSTALL
file, but I have gotten stuck in "6. Getting started".

When I try to create a test list using ~mailman/bin/newlist, I get a
python error, which I've included below.  There are no corresponding
entries in the syslog.

I would appreciate any help that you can give to get this working.

Thanks!  -- Veda Larson

% ./newlist
Enter the name of the list: test
Enter the email of the person running the list: larson at agouron.com
Initial test password: ********
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "./newlist", line 146, in ?
    raise SystemExit(main(sys.argv))
  File "./newlist", line 93, in main
    newlist.Create(list_name, owner_mail, pw)
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 724, in Create
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 1379, in Lock
    self._lock_file.lock('w|', 1)
  File "/usr/share/Python-1.5.2/Lib/posixfile.py", line 192, in lock
    flock = fcntl.fcntl(self._file_.fileno(), cmd, flock)
IOError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument

My operating system is Mac OS X Server:
% uname -a
Rhapsody compchem 5.3 Kernel Release 5.3: Wed Mar  3 00:37:58 PST 1999; root(rcbuilder):Objects/kernel-154.5.obj~2/RELEASE_PPC Copyright (c) 1988-1995,1997-1999 Apple Computer, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  Power Macintosh

My Python version is 1.5.2.

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