[Mailman-Users] [Bug] Cookie from older version

Simon White simon at mtds.com
Fri Jan 31 10:20:05 CET 2003

31-Jan-03 at 00:40, Barry A. Warsaw (barry at python.org) wrote :
> >>>>> "WY" == Will Yardley <william+mm at hq.newdream.net> writes:
>     WY> If you have an old cookie from Mailman 2.0.x, you'll have to
>     WY> re-login for every page until you manually clear the cookie
>     WY> from your browser (after upgrading to 2.1).
>     WY> Is there any way to fix this in the future? With some
>     WY> browsers, it's not simple to remove an individual cookie.
> This isn't a browser bug, it's a misfeature of Python's Cookie.py
> module, which Mailman uses.  There /will/ be a fix in Mailman 2.1.1
> but I haven't worked the patch out yet.

Kinda tough if you don't have the mailman version in the cookie. A good
reason to put it in there, from now on, if it isn't there.

Any other parameter in the cookie which has changed could be detected by
the new version and force an expiration of the cookie immediately so
that the problem will go away.

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