[Mailman-Users] Help: AttributeError: web_page_url

John A. Martin jam at jamux.com
Tue Nov 14 18:47:41 CET 2000

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>>>>> "jam" == John A Martin
>>>>> "[Mailman-Users] Help: AttributeError: web_page_url"
>>>>>  Sat, 11 Nov 2000 14:56:06 -0500

Here is the resolution of the problem.  Maybe this will prevent a bum
steer for someone searching the archives and perhaps help more

    jam> After upgrading apache from the Red Hat 6.2
    jam> apache-1.3.12-2.i386.rpm to apache-1.3.14-2.6.2.i386.rpm it
    jam> seems to be impossible to access the Mailman web interface.

It turned out that only web access to the .../mailman/listinfo/ page
and _any_ access to a single mailing list were impossible.

The problem proved to be unrelated to the apache upgrade but rather
induced by a contemporaneous "No space left on device" condition which
tickled a known bug in Mailman 1.1.  Below are the significant
portions of the initial error indication.

    jam> -------------- cut here ---->8 ---< head
    jam> Bug in Mailman version 1.1

    jam> Traceback (innermost last):
    jam> [[ ... ]]
    jam>   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 853, in
    jam>   CheckValues
    jam>     if self.web_page_url and self.web_page_url[-1] != '/':
    jam> AttributeError: web_page_url
    jam> ---- 8<------- cut here ----------> tail

While 'bin/check_db' over all lists said all were fine, 'python -i
withlist -l' on the problem list gave the same traceback as above.
Then, following the suggestion,

	>>>>> "BAW" == Barry A Warsaw wrote:
	    BAW> ....  I'd make a copy of the config.db file, and then
	    BAW> copy config.db.last to config.db.  If the .last file
	    BAW> is okay, your list should be back in production, ...

all was well.

Thanks Barry!


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