[Mailman-Users] two errors causing shunting.

Tokio Kikuchi tkikuchi at is.kochi-u.ac.jp
Mon May 12 02:22:00 CEST 2003


This will fix your problem, hopefully.

(sorry Sumeet, you really need chinese codecs.)

Mitchell Marks wrote:
> (Just another data point ...)
> I also rather frequently see the first of these two errors, associated 
> with a message going into shunt.
> The occasions when it happens are when BOTH of the following conditions 
> hold:
>         1.  The list has Personalization set to Yes (and there is a 
> percent-substitution for fullname and address in the footer -- though i 
> haven't experimented with this as a separate variable)
>         2.  The message contains an extended-Ascii character with high 
> bit on.  E.g., begin/end quotes, copyright, \226 for a dash.
> These don't simply unshunt with bin/shunt, but I can get them to 
> dislodge with a little preparation, either:
>         A. I edit the .pck, substituting another character where I see 
> the high-bit one.  (Take care to keep the same number of characters or 
> it will be tossed out as a bad pickle.)
>         B. Go to the web admin interface for the list, turn off 
> personalization (and save the substitution strings); run bin/unshunt; 
> turn personalization back on (and restore the substitution strings).
> A bit of a pain either way.  Today I'm hoping to transfer some lists to 
> a server where we have MM 2.1.3 and am hoping that as a side benefit 
> this problem might go away.  (I've been seeing it in 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2).
> regards,
>  Mitch Marks
Tokio Kikuchi, tkikuchi@ is.kochi-u.ac.jp

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