[Mailman-Users] Mailman sitepass

JT luser at ahab.com
Tue Jun 12 18:29:38 CEST 2001

I expect that this analysis is on target - FreeBSD did make some
changes with crypt around 4.2 that disrupted a few things.  If your
system is on one side of that change and your Python installation on
the other, that could be the source of the problem.

If the below suggestion doesn't work, I'd recommend rebuilding Python
(you did build it from source, didn't you ;-) and I guess remove the
pyc files too, although I don't really know anything about Python
bytecode, so take that with a grain of, er, SALT.

On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 11:21:00AM -0400, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> The problem could be with Python's crypt module, which depending on
> the platform and the way Python was built on it, may not exist or may
> be broken.
> Note that MM2.1 uses SHA1 for all hashing, as this has proven to be
> the most reliable (and the most reliably extant).
> My suggestion for you is to set USE_CRYPT=0 in your mm_cfg.py file.
> That will force MM2.0.x to use md5 instead of crypt.  However, be
> aware that this may break any existing list admin passwords.  Once you
> have your site password working, you can use it to go back and reset
> all your list admin passwords.
> -Barry
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