[Mailman-Users] name not defined

John Dennis jdennis at redhat.com
Sat Feb 26 01:17:41 CET 2005

Tzaia wrote:
> Hello list,
> I've been working on this for 4 days and haven't been able to resolve it.
> System with Fedora Core3 installed.
> All patched up
> FQDN is stinson3.amys-answers.com 
> hostname is stinson3
> modified the mm_cfg.py to reflect changes
> I will say that I'm completely new to the linux OS.  I've been running NT and LISTSERV 
> since 1997, but I wanted to be able to run discussion lists in tandem with one of my web 
> sites, so I'm looking at Mailman.
> Here is what I get:
>     Bug in Mailman version 2.1.5
>     We're sorry, we hit a bug!
>     If you would like to help us identify the problem, please email a copy of this page 
>     to the webmaster for this site with a description of what happened. Thanks!
>     Traceback:
>     Traceback (most recent call last):
>       File "/usr/lib/mailman/scripts/driver", line 63, in run_main
>         from Mailman.Logging.StampedLogger import StampedLogger
>       File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Logging/StampedLogger.py", line 20, in ?
>         from Mailman.Logging.Logger import Logger
>       File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Logging/Logger.py", line 24, in ?
>         from Mailman import mm_cfg
>       File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py", line 81, in ?
>         DEFAULT_URL_HOST = stinson3.amys-answers.com
>     NameError: name 'stinson3' is not defined
> Fedora installs Mailman differently than what any of the Mailman instructions say, but 
> I've been able to find all the necessary files.  I have no idea where it's getting the 
> information to throw the error.  Where do I "define" the DEFINE_URL_HOST except in 
> the mm_cfg.py file?
> Any help would be appreciated.

Looks like you've got a syntax error in mm_cfg.py, perhaps did you 
forget to quote the string "stinson3.amys-answers.com"? Single or double 
  quotes should do the trick if my theory is right.

John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com>

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