[Mailman-Users] Admin login problems

Terry Robbins terry at webriver.net
Wed Jul 28 23:31:48 CEST 2004

Brad, thanks for the reply. I do understand that the Mailman  
installation on Mac OSX Server differs from other installations and is  
largely unsupported by the Mailman folks. However I have found at least  
two others who have encountered this exact same issue on the Mac.  
Currently there appears to be no solution aside from deleting and  
recreating the affected list. I would like to try and nail this issue  

The error appears to occur on line 487 in MaliList.py

File "/usr/share/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 487, in __save
OSError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument:  

When I take a look at MailList.py line 487 occurs in a routine that  
seems to backup and rotate the config.pck file. The variable that is  
defined in that routine, fname_last, should be config.pck.last. What  
could cause an invalid argument error when it appears that the correct  
value for that variable is being returned? I have checked the  
permissions in the directory, /private/var/mailman/lists/mes-office,  
and everything seems to be as it should.

Would a corrupt config.pck or config.pck.last file cause this problem?

Am I grossly misunderstanding what is happening here? Any insight or  
correction would be welcome. I am new to both Python and Mailman. That  
being said, I love Mailman.


On Jul 27, 2004, at 4:55 PM, Brad Knowles wrote:

> At 12:36 PM -0400 2004-07-27, Terry Robbins wrote:
>>  Mailman has been working fine on our Mac OSX Server 10.3.4 for  
>> months.
>>  This morning when attempting to log in to the Admin interface Mailman
>>  is suddenly returning an error. Can anyone point me in the right
>>  direction to resolve this issue? Log in attempt returns the  
>> following:
> 	Regretfully, there's likely to be little we can do to help you with  
> Mailman on MacOS X Server.  Please see  
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py? 
> req=show&file=faq01.021.htp>.
> 	If you can find any solutions to this problem, please update this  
> entry in the FAQ to suit, or at least tell us what you found, where,  
> how you found it, etc....

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