[Mailman-Users] FW: Unexpected Mailman error

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Jun 10 19:55:26 CEST 2004

Upgrade to 2.1.3 -- it has nice content filtering options.


On Thu, Jun 10, 2004 at 10:48:57AM -0700, Sandra Hansen wrote:
> Since Monday, I have been having problems with one of the mailing lists
> I administer. All of the lists are moderated. Another person and I share
> moderator duties for this list. Somehow messages have been distributed
> to our 800+ subscribers containing an attachment with the Bagle virus. I
> am running MailMan 2.0.11. We ARE seeking an administrator with Unix
> experience to upgrade our MailMan system. Meanwhile, I'm struggling with
> the problem. I CANNOT find any place in MailMan to block all
> attachments. Reading documentation, there appeared to be a patch to MM
> through 2.0.8 that was a MIME handler. Was that enabled in 2.0.11? My
> ISP is recommending an upgrade from SendMail 8.11.x to SendMail 8.12
> which appears to incorporate MIMEDefang. However, Sendmail is not
> installed where they say I should be able to find the README.txt file,
> so I am awaiting further info from the ISP.
> Meanwhile, I have received the following MailMan error message. Is it
> related to whatever is allowing postings to go out without moderation?
> How do I implement a fix? I have exchanged xxx in the following message
> for the actual strings, having list and domain names--
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xxx-owner at xxx.org [mailto: (me)] On Behalf Of xxx-admin at xxx.org
> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 7:27 AM
> To: xxx-admin at xxx.org
> Subject: Unexpected Mailman error
> An unexpected Mailman error has occurred in
> MailCommandHandler.ParseMailCommands().  Here is the traceback:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/home/xxx/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailCommandHandler.py",
> line 223, in ParseMailCommands
>     self.__dispatch[cmd](args, line, msg)
>   File "/usr/home/xxx/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailCommandHandler.py",
> line 665, in ProcessHelpCmd
>     {'listname'    : self.real_name,
>   File "/usr/home/xxx/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Utils.py", line 503, in
> maketext
>     text = template % SafeDict(dict)
> ValueError: incomplete format key
> Thanks, Sandy Hansen
> Director of Communications
> AAUW of California (there--you know what organization--for better or
> worse!)

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