[Mailman-Users] ValueError in Mailman/i18n.py when starting MM on MacOS X 10.1.5

Pascal Oberndoerfer p.oberndoerfer at urheberrecht.org
Mon Sep 20 16:57:28 CEST 2004

I know, 10.1.5 is old, but nevertheless...

Here's what I did so far:

- Install (non-framework) Python 2.3.4: no problems
- Install and configure Postfix 2.1.5: no problems
- Install Mailman 2.1.5 to locations as per MacOS X 10.3.5 Server
  (i.e.: /usr/share/mailman and /private/var/mailman)
  - Installation went fine
  - Integration with Apache works
  - Aliases are set up correctly via /usr/sbin/postalias for new lists

Only the last step is missing now:
starting up Mailman with bin/mailmanctl start

Unfortunately, if I try this I get the following error:

[powerbook:/usr/share/mailman] pob% bin/mailmanctl start
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "bin/mailmanctl", line 547, in ?
  File "bin/mailmanctl", line 340, in main
  File "bin/mailmanctl", line 303, in check_privs
    usage(1, _(
  File "bin/mailmanctl", line 135, in usage
    print >> fd, _(__doc__)
  File "/usr/share/mailman/Mailman/i18n.py", line 89, in _
    return tns % dict
ValueError: unsupported format character '[' (0x5b) at index 1133
[powerbook:/usr/share/mailman] pob%

Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!



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