[Mailman-Users] Character encoding problems with digest option

Guillaume Rousse rousse at ccr.jussieu.fr
Sun Aug 31 22:29:33 CEST 2003


I'm managing several mailing list with mailman 2.1.2, but one of them is 
especially problematic, since some users use exotics charset such as utf-8. 
As a matter a consequence, it frequently breaks with this message in the 
Aug 31 22:03:16 2003 (12355) Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 105, in _oneloop
    self._onefile(msg, msgdata)
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 155, in _onefile
    keepqueued = self._dispose(mlist, msg, msgdata)
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/ArchRunner.py", line 73, in _dispose
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line 206, in 
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/pipermail.py", line 544, in 
    m = mbox.next()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/mailbox.py", line 33, in next
    return self.factory(_Subfile(self.fp, start, stop))
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Mailbox.py", line 89, in scrubber
    return mailbox.scrub(msg)
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Mailbox.py", line 109, in scrub
    return self._scrubber(self._mlist, msg)
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/Scrubber.py", line 316, in process
    t = unicode(t, 'ascii', 'replace').encode('ascii')
UnicodeError: ASCII encoding error: ordinal not in range(128)

Searching through the list archive, i found this thread:

So i applied the patch found at 
i added add_language('en', 'English', 'iso-8859-1') to mm_cfg.py
and followed the instruction given:
- restart mailman
- remove digest.mbox
- unshunt

This worked several times already, but this time it seems to be unefficient. 
Running unshunt trigger the error, even after restarting mailman and check 
diget.mbxo didn't existed.

Turning ogg digest is an option, however some users are subscribed this way, 
so i have no way of reaching them to prevent of the policy change.

Any idea ?
Guillaume Rousse
The harder it is to obtain matching hardware, the more the customer will 
insist on an exact match
If you have an exact match the customer will say " Matching isn't important, 
don't you have anything cheaper?" 
		-- Murphy's Laws of Locksmithing n°20

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