[Mailman-Users] Uncaught runner exception: 'str' object has no attribute 'get_sender'

Kake L Pugh kake at earth.li
Mon Sep 20 20:38:01 CEST 2004

Through my own stupidity, my qrunner was not running for a while (I
forgot about an apt-get upgrade in progress).  The messages that got
sent to my lists during this time seem to be sitting in

I cd'ed to /var/lib/mailman/ and ran python /usr/lib/mailman/bin/unshunt
The files didn't move and this appeared in /var/log/mailman/error:

  Sep 20 19:22:03 2004 (19811) SHUNTING: 1095701745.163589+5859351f96c94b240f564b24ad2dabc07d4b1c4b
  Sep 20 19:22:03 2004 (19811) Uncaught runner exception: 'str' object has no attribute 'get_sender'
  Sep 20 19:22:03 2004 (19811) Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 111, in _oneloop
      self._onefile(msg, msgdata)
    File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 159, in _onefile
      sender = msg.get_sender()
  AttributeError: 'str' object has no attribute 'get_sender'

(several times over with different strings after "SHUNTING: ").

Mailman version is 2.1.5, 'python -V' says 'Python 2.3.4', OS is
'Debian Linux 3.1'.

I googled for "Uncaught runner exception: 'str' object has no
attribute 'get_sender'" and got
which seems to have no followups and
which ended up with the original poster saying that his problem went
away all by itself.

I read
and nearly decided that I couldn't face posting my question but
figured the worst you could all do is ignore me.  Happy to provide any
further details that will actually help in solving the problem though.


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