[Mailman-Users] Sudden error

miket at scitechsoft.com miket at scitechsoft.com
Wed Oct 31 00:26:48 CET 2001

The ~/mailman/logs/error file is too big because the data:

Oct 30 08:10:00 2001 (11866) Delivery exception: not enough 
arguments for format string
Oct 30 08:10:00 2001 (11866) Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/HandlerAPI.py", line 82, 
in do_pipeline
    func(mlist, msg, msgdata)
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/Decorate.py", line 41, in 
    footer = string.replace(mlist.msg_footer % d, '\r\n', '\n')
TypeError: not enough arguments for format string

Is being written to the file several times a second.

Reference the first note I have changed code and received a different 


On 30 Oct 2001, at 15:43, Greg Ward wrote:
> Sounds like you have an out-of-control log file on a system with no
> large file support.  (Or at least your Python doesn't have it; I think
> the kernel, filesystem, libc, and Python all need to cooperate for files
> > 2 GB to work.)
> The problem is not that Mailman is crashing because of a humongous
> log file; the problem is that you have a humongous log file in the first
> place!  Take a look in ~mailman/logs -- it should be pretty obvious
> which the 2 GB file is.  Take a look in it and see if you can figure out
> why it got so big.
>         Greg

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