[Mailman-Users] Confirmation problems

Niemi Hannu Hannu.Niemi at kuntaliitto.fi
Thu Feb 9 09:29:44 CET 2006

> -----Alkuperäinen viesti-----
> Lähettäjä: Mark Sapiro [mailto:msapiro at value.net] 
> Lähetetty: 27. tammikuuta 2006 23:30
> Vastaanottaja: Niemi Hannu; mailman-users at python.org
> Aihe: Re: [Mailman-Users] Confirmation problems
> Niemi Hannu wrote:
> >
> >> Is it only this list that fails? It is not likely a virtual host 
> >> problem as host really isn't involved in processing confirmations.
> >
> >I had to test the others. To be honest I haven't earlier 
> used this kind 
> >of "user-driven subscription" in any of the lists on that 
> server, but have been adding the users on the web form instead.
> Check mailman's 'error' log and also permissions on the 
> list's pending.pck file.


I was away for some time (hey, even I have vacation somedays ;)) and have now come back.

If you have forgotten what the problem is:

e-mail conformation isn't working for a list (though for others it does). 

After evaluating the problem again it seems that my first impression was a bit erroneous (read I didn't debug efficiently enough):

It seems that confirming via web page works, but only if one hasn't tried to do it by mail. It seems that the mail removes the confirmation from the pending confirmations, but doesn't do the trick. And after that the web page confirmation doesn't really have anything to confirm against.

The error log gives the following information:


Feb 08 21:26:11 2006 (29601) Uncaught runner exception: [Errno 9] Bad file descriptor
Feb 08 21:26:11 2006 (29601) Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 110, in _oneloop
    self._onefile(msg, msgdata)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 160, in _onefile
    keepqueued = self._dispose(mlist, msg, msgdata)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/OutgoingRunner.py", line 74, in _dispose
    self._func(mlist, msg, msgdata)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/SMTPDirect.py", line 180, in process
    mm_cfg.SMTP_LOG_EVERY_MESSAGE[1], kws=d)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Logging/Syslog.py", line 49, in write_ex
    logf = self._logfiles[kind] = StampedLogger(kind)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Logging/StampedLogger.py", line 52, in __init__
    Logger.__init__(self, category, nofail, immediate)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Logging/Logger.py", line 49, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Logging/Logger.py", line 75, in __get_f
    _logexc(self, e)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Logging/Utils.py", line 22, in _logexc
    sys.__stderr__.write('Logging error: %s\n' % logger)
IOError: [Errno 9] Bad file descriptor

Feb 08 21:26:11 2006 (29601) SHUNTING: 1139426770.15838+256c6fef5c6868ee41812a6ec8d71a9d1da73730


Any suggestions based on this one?

Best regards

Hannu Niemi

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