[Mailman-Users] Question about the configure script.

Ryan Steele steele at agora-net.com
Wed Jun 21 17:04:49 CEST 2006

Thanks for the tips guys, that helped me figure out which values to give 
those fields in configure.  The upgrade seemed to go smoothly, however I 
can no longer send mail.  Here's the error I get in Mailman's logs:

Jun 21 10:50:10 2006 (1861) Uncaught runner exception: 'module' object 
has no attribute 'OLD_STYLE_PREFIXING'
Jun 21 10:50:10 2006 (1861) Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 111, in _oneloop
    self._onefile(msg, msgdata)
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 167, in _onefile
    keepqueued = self._dispose(mlist, msg, msgdata)
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Queue/IncomingRunner.py", line 130, in 
    more = self._dopipeline(mlist, msg, msgdata, pipeline)
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Queue/IncomingRunner.py", line 153, in 
    sys.modules[modname].process(mlist, msg, msgdata)
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/CookHeaders.py", line 83, in process
    prefix_subject(mlist, msg, msgdata)
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/CookHeaders.py", line 274, in 
    old_style = mm_cfg.OLD_STYLE_PREFIXING
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'OLD_STYLE_PREFIXING'

Jun 21 10:50:10 2006 (1861) SHUNTING: 

I'm not sure if i specified but I was going from 2.1.5 to 2.1.8.


Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Ryan Steele wrote:
>> I have a question about the options for the configure script.  I'm 
>> upgrading an installation of Mailman to 2.1.8, but I'm not sure what the 
>> previous sysadmin configured for the --with-mail-gid option.  He has 
>> apparently deleted the mailman-<version> directory, leaving only the 
>> target installation directory in his wake.  Is there any other place 
>> besides the config.log that would yield the options fed to configure?  
>> If not explicitly, is there a way to extrapolate this simply from the 
>> installation directory?  Thanks in advance for your help.
> Patrick gave a good hint, but with respect to the CGI wrappers and
> --with-cgi-gid.
> For the mail wrapper, run the command
> path/to/mail/mailman post
> The wrapper will check the invoking GID before the list so the absence
> of the list in the command is OK. The output should tell you what
> group(s) is/are expected. If it complains about the missing list arg,
> you ran it as one of the expected groups.

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