[Mailman-Users] Getting Mailman Up and Running - Running in Circles?

Hunter Hillegas lists at lastonepicked.com
Thu Jan 15 02:29:35 CET 2004

I am new to mailman.

I installed mailman-2.1.1-2 from some RPMs on my RedHat 7.2 system. We're
running sendmail.

I got the software installed, ran check_perms, started the daemon and
created the mailman list.

I think I know just enough to get myself into trouble... I've scanned the
archives for the last hour or so and learned a few things, but I'm still
having trouble.

Basically, I seem to be getting mail looped back. I get a few messages each
time I check my mail:


From: mailman-owner at myhost.com
To: mailman-owner at myhost.com
Subject: Mailman post from root at hostname.myhost.com requires approval

As list administrator, your authorization is requested for the
following mailing list posting:

    List:    Mailman at hostname.myhost.com
    From:    root at hostname.myhost.com
    Subject: Cron <mailman at host> /usr/bin/python -S
    Reason:  Post by non-member to a members-only list

At your convenience, visit:

to approve or deny the request.


From: root at hostname.myhost.com (Cron Daemon)
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 19:19:01 -0600
To: mailman at hostname.myhost.com
Subject: Cron <mailman at vader> /usr/bin/python -S /var/mailman/cron/qrunner

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/var/mailman/cron/qrunner", line 82, in ?
    import paths
  File "/var/mailman/cron/paths.py", line 60, in ?
    import korean.aliases
  File "/var/mailman/pythonlib/korean/aliases.py", line 23, in ?
    import encodings.aliases
ImportError: No module named encodings.aliases

I get a similar one for a component called 'gate_news'.

Is this some error that is being sent to the list instead of some other
output? I feel like I am close to getting this all set, but I've been
fiddling with this for awhile without any luck.

I don't seem to have that file:
[root at host bin]# locate encodings.aliases
[root at host bin]#

If someone has some advice, I would really appreciate it.


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