[Mailman-Users] error from unexpected interaction -- p13n and hi-bit chars

Mitchell Marks mitchell at cuip.net
Fri Mar 7 16:11:00 CET 2003

(MM 2.1.1)

Hello all, perhaps someone can suggest a better way around the problem 
reported below, or can tell me it should be files as a bug report.

I'm getting an "ordinal not in range(128)" error just when both:
         -- the list has personalization On (and uses the fullname and 
address variables)
         -- the message body contains an 8-bit character

When this error happens, I can unshunt the messages after changing the list 
settings for personalization to Off, and they will go through.  (Also I've, 
umm, hand-edited the held message pickle and can sometimes replace the 
high-bit character with something appropriate and get a successful 
unshunt.)  The identical original message does go through unproblematically 
on lists which don't have personalization On at all in the first place.



Here's an example of the full error trace:

Mar 07 07:38:28 2003 (25823) SHUNTING: 
Mar 07 07:38:28 2003 (25823) Uncaught runner exception: ASCII decoding 
error: ordinal not in range
Mar 07 07:38:28 2003 (25823) Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 105, in _oneloop
     self._onefile(msg, msgdata)
   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 155, in _onefile
     keepqueued = self._dispose(mlist, msg, msgdata)
   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/OutgoingRunner.py", line 61, in 
     self._func(mlist, msg, msgdata)
   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/SMTPDirect.py", line 140, in 
     deliveryfunc(mlist, msg, msgdata, envsender, refused, conn)
   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/SMTPDirect.py", line 273, in 
     Decorate.process(mlist, msgcopy, msgdata)
   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/Decorate.py", line 89, in process
     payload = header + frontsep + oldpayload + endsep + footer
UnicodeError: ASCII decoding error: ordinal not in range(128)

Mitchell Marks
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