[Mailman-Users] Mailman problem on Debian

Trey Nolen tnolen at internetpro.net
Sun Jan 4 18:50:52 CET 2004

I had to do an update on one of our unstable machines today. It is (was)
running Mailman. Now, when I run Mailman, I get this:

--begin errors
mail2:/etc/mailman# /etc/init.d/mailman start
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/var/lib/mailman/bin/list_lists", line 47, in ?
    from Mailman import MailList
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 49, in ?
    from Mailman.Archiver import Archiver
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/__init__.py", line 17, in ?
    from Archiver import *
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line 31, in ?
    from Mailman import Mailbox
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Mailbox.py", line 25, in ?
    from email.Generator import Generator
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/email/Generator.py", line 16, in ?
    from email.Header import Header
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/email/Header.py", line 41, in ?
    USASCII = Charset('us-ascii')
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/email/Charset.py", line 220, in __init__
    input_charset = _ascii_lower()
TypeError: _ascii_lower() takes exactly 1 argument (0 given)
Site list for mailman (usually named mailman) missing
Please create it; until then, mailman will refuse to start

--end errors

This occurred after an update on Debian unstable.  There *IS* a sitewide
list named mailman, so I don't know why it says that it is missing.  This is
Mailman 2.1.3.  Any ideas?

Trey Nolen

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