[Mailman-Users] ascii error

Doc Schneider maddoc at maddoc.net
Mon Oct 24 07:33:20 CEST 2005

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Doc Schneider wrote:
>>I looked through the error log and this has been happening to just one 
>>list I have and been going on since the 19 Oct.
>>I also looked at the digest.mbox and there is only two in there.
>>Peeking at the shunt files there is some unprocessed spam in it from a 
>>while back, like a couple months ago. And about 200 files in there from 
>>this particular list.
> The "unprocessed spam" files in qfiles/shunt should be deleted.
> The traceback indicates it's not a digest.mbox problem. It is rather a
> problem with the archive database for this list. The database is used
> by pipermail to build the archive index files and appears to have
> gotten something nasty in it (from the Subject: of a message?) on Oct
> 19.
> I would look at the archives/private/listname.mbox/listname.mbox file
> and see if I could find a problem, e.g. a Subject: header with an
> acute a (or something encoded as hex a0). If I could find it, I'd fix
> it. The next step is to rebuild the archive and figure out what to do
> with the shunted messages. Since the archiver runs outside of normal
> message delivery, and since the pipermail archiving comes after
> archiving to the listname.mbox file, my guess is all the shunted
> messages have been delivered to the list and are in the listname.mbox
> file. If this is true, stop Mailman, fix the listname.mbox file and
> rebuild the archive from listname.mbox with 'bin/arch --wipe
> listname'. Then you can start Mailman and just delete all the files
> from the shunt queue.


Subject: [UHS] =?iso-8859-1?q?B=D6C=3A__knees_or_feet=3F?=

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