[Mailman-Users] Odd little Error message

Greg Ward gward at mems-exchange.org
Fri Nov 16 21:16:38 CET 2001

On 16 November 2001, Jeffrey M. Kenton said:
> I just received this message. Can someone help me to know what I 
> should do with it?
> Traceback (innermost last):
>   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Bouncers/DSN.py", line 46, in process
>     if string.lower(msg.gettype()) <> 'multipart/report' or \
> TypeError: read-only character buffer, None
> Without much knowledge of the guts of Python, I would say that the 
> problem is with disposing a rejected message, but I want to get some 
> ideas from you all first.

I'm pretty sure that this very bug is one of the reasons Mailman 2.0.7
was released: it crashed when interpreting a certain type of bounce
message.  Your guess was spot-on.

> Mailman 2.0.6, Python 1.5, etc.
Bingo -- congratulations, you get to upgrade!

Greg Ward - software developer                gward at mems-exchange.org
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