[Mailman-Users] UnicodeError in admindb interface
tsnorthj at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 3 15:43:41 CEST 2006
Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:
>> I run several mailing lists under Mailman 2.1.6. Recently one
>> of my mailing lists received 2 spam messages, I was able to
>> delete one of them using the moderator admindb interface, but
>> when I tried to delete the second message, I got the "hit a
>> bug" page (traceback is listed below).
>> At that point I: ran check_db and check_perms, restarted the
>> daemon, cleared out the locks. No luck.
MS> Restarting mailman shouldn't have been required. If you
MS> 'cleared locks' you may now have multiple instances of the
MS> same qrunners running. This needs to be addressed - see
>> I found the heldmsg in data/ and deleted the message manually,
>> which seems to have made matters worse. Now when I access the
>> admindb web page for the mailing list, it throws the error
>> right away
>> before displaying the admindb page (same traceback as before).
>> I suspect I may have not deleted everything I need to delete.
MS> That's right. You also need to delete the
MS> lists/listname/request.pck that contains the request and
MS> points to the now non-existent heldmsg file.
This did the trick. Thanks!
>> I have considered upgrading to 2.1.7, but thought I should
>> resolve this issue first.
MS> I'm not sure if the underlying issue is fixed in 2.1.7 or
MS> not. At this point, I would advise going to 2.1.8 (rc1 should
MS> be released this weekend).
Will monitor if any additional spam cause the unicode error
again and, if so, will test under 2.1.8rc1.
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