[Mailman-Users] MM and mhonarc problems...
btate2 at spsu.edu
Mon Nov 11 18:12:39 CET 2002
> This is a strange error.
> The traceback says Mailman's qrunner was trying to execute the command
> line you defined via the PUBLIC_EXTERNAL_ARCHIVER config variable with
> the listname concerned plugged in to it.
> Mailman does this using the Python os.popen function which provides a
> writable pipe through which the qrunner feeds the text of the email
> concerned to (hopefully) Mhonarc's process STDIN.
> It looks as though Mailman has checked the exit status of the command
> returned via the close function on the file type object returned by
> popen, and found it to be non-zero.
> However, when trying to output this exit status to the logfile it has
> failed because the exit status was not an integer but a string. UNIX
> command exit status is supposed to be a 16 bit integer.
> The question is why the exit status is a string not an integer. I cannot
> reproduce this despite feeding absolute nonsense commands of various
> types to os.popen using either the Python 2.2.1 or 1.5.2 I have readily
> It looks, from information in the traceback, as though you are running
> MM 2.0.x and not running Python 1.5.2 but a later version.
> To get any further, some information about what OS and version and which
> versions of Mailman and Python you are using may be useful.
I am running redhat 8.0 + updates, kernel 2.4.18-14, and python 2.2.1,
Mailman 2.0.13, and mhonarc 2.5.13. Let me know if there is any other
information which might be helpful. Thank you for taking the time to help
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