[Mailman-Users] __getmsgids in ListAdmin.py (via checkdbs) reports"ValueError: too many values to unpack"

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Aug 21 21:53:25 CEST 2005

Michael Scott Fischer wrote:

>Does anyone know what causes the following error message, and if so,
>how to make Mailman happy again?
>This is Mailman 2.1.6, Python 2.4.1 on a FreeBSD 5.4 system - both are
>installed from ports.  I've upgraded Mailman several times, but only
>after the 2.1.6 upgrade did I begin to receive these errors.
> File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/ListAdmin.py", line 138, in __getmsgids
>   ids = [k for k, (op, data) in self.__db.items() if op == rtype]
>ValueError: too many values to unpack

It seems that the lists/<listname>/request.pck file may be corrupt. Can
you go to the list's admindb page OK? You might try just moving the
request.pck aside and then going to the admindb page which will create
a new one.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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