[Mailman-Users] Another CRON message I don't know what itmeans...

Anders Norrbring anders at norrbring.biz
Sun Nov 2 18:11:34 CET 2003

I looked in the sources catalogs, there are no editarch.* files at all
there, so I guess it's a "SuSE thing"...

I've got an installation with separated catalogs;

So, to get a "clean" install, I guess I should just delete the
/usr/lib/mailman catalog and do the compiled install from there, but will I
loose any settings for the lists installed?  Are there any specific
file/catalogs that I need to backup to make a clean install?



I installed 2.1.2 from the SuSE Pro 9.0 distribution, then I updated it with
2.1.3 compiled from source in this case.

In the file <prefix>/Mailman/Cgi/editarch.py (and also reflected in
editarch.pyc) I have this section:

# Add the listname to the file of archives to be reprocessed
def TagForArchProcessing(mlist):
    fp = open(mm_cfg.EDITED_ARCHIVES_FILE, 'a')
    fp.write(mlist.internal_name() + '\n')

I don't know where it comes from, the SuSE dist, or from the source
compilation, but it's there...

Anders Norrbring

-> -----Original Message-----
-> From: Jon Carnes [mailto:jonc at nc.rr.com]
-> Sent: den 1 november 2003 15:11
-> To: Anders Norrbring
-> Cc: Mailman users
-> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Another CRON message I don't know what
-> itmeans...
-> On Sat, 2003-11-01 at 05:52, Anders Norrbring wrote:
-> > Can somebody please tell me what possibly could be wrong in my 2.1.3
-> setup?
-> >
-> > I keep getting this message from the CRON daemon:
-> >
-> >
-> > Traceback (most recent call last):
-> >   File "/usr/lib/mailman/cron/nightly_archives", line 126, in ?
-> >     main()
-> >   File "/usr/lib/mailman/cron/nightly_archives", line 86, in main
-> >     fp = open(mm_cfg.EDITED_ARCHIVES_FILE)
-> > AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'EDITED_ARCHIVES_FILE'
-> >
-> >
-> > Later,
-> >
-> > Anders Norrbring
-> Anders,
-> This is looking for a line in your ~mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py file:
-> EDITED_ARCHIVES_FILE = something...
-> It's not a standard part of Mailman, so you've obviously patched your
-> install (or used a version of Mailman modified by somebody else). Take a
-> look at the patch notes and see what other settings you may be missing.
-> Good luck - Jon Carnes

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