[Mailman-Users] us-ascii problem with new install in Ubuntu

Kyle Sexton ks at mocker.org
Thu Nov 9 00:30:29 CET 2006

Fresh install of mailman on an Ubuntu system and I get the following error
cropping up when I send a message to a list:

Nov 08 17:04:20 2006 (9848) uncaught archiver exception at filepos: 0
Nov 08 17:04:20 2006 (9848) Uncaught runner exception: us-ascii
Nov 08 17:04:20 2006 (9848) Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 111, in _oneloop
    self._onefile(msg, msgdata)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 167, in _onefile
    keepqueued = self._dispose(mlist, msg, msgdata)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/ArchRunner.py", line 73, in _dispose
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line 214, in
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/pipermail.py", line 564, in
    m = mbox.next()
  File "mailbox.py", line 35, in next
    return self.factory(_Subfile(self.fp, start, stop))
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Mailbox.py", line 89, in scrubber
    return mailbox.scrub(msg)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Mailbox.py", line 109, in scrub
    return self._scrubber(self._mlist, msg)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/Scrubber.py", line 397, in process
    replace_payload_by_text(msg, sep.join(text), charset)
  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/Scrubber.py", line 175, in
    msg.set_payload(text, charset)
  File "email/Message.py", line 218, in set_payload
  File "email/Message.py", line 242, in set_charset
TypeError: us-ascii

Nov 08 17:04:20 2006 (9848) SHUNTING:

It looks to me to be some type of language pack problem?  Mails go through
to the different users without issue, but never seem to make it to the
archive pool.  I ran fixperms and the issue still is happening.  Any advice
or things to check would be greatly appreciated.  Setup is


Kyle Sexton

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