[Mailman-Users] subscribing subscribers to topics

Christopher Adams chris.a.adams at state.or.us
Tue Jun 15 17:56:01 CEST 2004

Yup, that was it, a path problem.

Thanks so much for your persistence in expaining this to me. It works 
now and will be of great help in further development of our list service.

I will post something on the list that summarizes the process. It 
probably should also be posted to be included in the FAQ. How do I do that?

Christopher Adams

Jim Tittsler wrote:

> On Jun 15, 2004, at 02:41, Christopher Adams wrote:
>> That addtopics.py was a typo. The name of the file is addtopic.py, 
>> but when I run withlist, I get the error message that I quoted, that 
>> the addtopic module doesn't exist.
> I typically keep the *.py files I use with withlist in either the top 
> level Mailman directory (sometimes referred to as $prefix or  
> /usr/local/mailman by default) or in its bin directory.  If you put 
> addtopic.py in either of those directories, it should be found whether 
> you invoke withlist as 'bin/withlist' from the top level directory as 
> I suggested, or as './withlist' as you tried.
>>  Do I have to 'install' the module or something?
> No.  It just needs to be in one of the places Python searches for a 
> module.  (This search path can be seen by examining the value of 
> Python's sys.path variable.  You could stick a 'print sys.path' just 
> before the try to see the directories that will be searched for your 
> new module.)

Christopher Adams
Library Systems Analyst
Oregon State Library
503-378-4243 258
chris.a.adams at state.or.us

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