[Mailman-Users] setting up mailman

Mike Wharton mwharton at presdata.com.au
Sat Nov 19 02:44:36 CET 2005

OK... thanks for spelling that out for a newbie like me... I continued to
get nothing in the Command Shell of webmin so I used telnet to telnet to the
server and it all worked as expected in the shell there. I must be a problem
with webmin (or maybe webmin is not meant to be used in this way...)

Anyway, I got all the expected results... the 'print x' resulted in 


What does this suggest to you? Should I try to run the required commands for
mailman in the telnet session rather than from the command shell in webmin?

Thanks again...


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Sent: Saturday, 19 November 2005 12:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] setting up mailman

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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