[Mailman-Users] setting up mailman

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Nov 19 02:12:44 CET 2005

Mike Wharton wrote:
>I am a total newbie when it comes to linix and am learning as I go so I may
>not have fully understood your suggestion. I typed these into the command
>line in the webmin interface on my server.

That's the problem. Sorry I wasn't more specific about what to do.
Here's another try:

At the shell (command line) prompt, type 'python' and see the following
where '$' represents the shell prompt to which you're typing:

$ python
Python 2.4.1 (#1, May 27 2005, 18:02:40) [GCC 3.3.3 (cygwin special)] on
cygwin Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more

The '>>> ' is the interactive prompt from Python. The other stuff is
from Python and probably won't be exactly the same.

then type "x = raw_input('Prompt: ')" in response to the prompt and it
should look like

>>> x = raw_input('Prompt: ')

at that point. Type "answer" (followed by enter) and you should get
another '>>> ' prompt to which you type "print x".

If you are not seeing the '>>> ' prompt, or you see it, but it is
immediately followed by another shell prompt without your typing
anything, there is some issue in the shell or the invocation of python
such all input requests are receiving an end_of_file 'automatic

This could be caused for example by 'python' being aliased in your
shell to 'python </dev/null', although I have no idea why that would
be. You can type 'alias' at a shell prompt to see all the command

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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