[Mailman-Users] Mailman problems after upgrading Python...

Phydeaux reb at taco.com
Sun Aug 5 05:39:33 CEST 2001

I sent this a week or so and got no response. Now that Barry (who is
probably the most qualified to answer) has put out all his fires, maybe
he or someone else can provide me some help.

I'm trying to upgrade from Python 2.0 to Python 2.1.1. First, I upgraded
to Mailman from 2.0.3 to 2.0.6 and all went well. The lists and web pages
were all functioning fine.

Then I tried to upgrade Python from 2.0 to 2.1.1 ...

After the "make install" finished my lists stopped working. The web pages
produced "server error" messages that left messages like this in the
error log of the web server:

         26/Jul/2001:05:07:07] failure (25069): for host 
cc1017332-a.ewndsr1.nj.home.com trying to GET /mailman/admin, 
cgieng_scan_headers reports:
         the CGI program /home/mailman/cgi-bin/admin did not produce a 
valid header (name without value: got line 

At the same time, the qrunner cron jobs started failing like this:

         /usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/qrunner

         produced the following output:

         Traceback (most recent call last):
           File "/home/mailman/cron/qrunner", line 78, in ?
             import time
         ImportError: No module named time

I got this message when installing Python, but all searches on the web 
about it seemed to say that it could be safely ignored:

         warning: install: modules installed to 
'/usr/local/lib/python2.1/lib-dynload/', which is not in Python's module 
search path (sys.path) -- you'll have to change the search path yourself

Python 2.1.1 seemed to start fine, but as I've not gotten very far at all into
the study of Python yet I wasn't able to get much past starting it and checking
that it did, in fact, run.

I went back to Python 2.0 for now and all is functioning again. Does anyone 
any advice about what is wrong?  The system is running Solaris 7 with gcc 


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