[Mailman-Users] Problems with digests

Hans-Juergen Beie hjb at pollux.franken.de
Wed Sep 13 14:14:18 CEST 2006

Am Mi, 13.09.2006, 12:58, schrieb Hans-Juergen Beie:
> Am Do, 7.09.2006, 15:57, schrieb Mário Filipe:
>> Hello
>> I have two problems with digests, and maybe you can help me:
>> - on one mailing list some users complain that they don't get their own
>> posts when they get the digest. I've tried this on a test list and i get
>> my posts so my question is if there is any setting which i might have
>> overlooked that would cause this?
>> - I'm using debian testing and recently some lists fail to send the
>> messages. I believe it is related to character-sets and maybe python,
>> but maybe some of you have a better idea. This is what I get on the
>> trace:
>> Traceback (most recent call last):


>> TypeError: iso-8859-1

>> Thanks
>> --
>>         Mário Filipe
> Same problem here :-|
> hjb :-?

According to
this is a bug in Python 2.4.
(search for "Bug#384016: I have this problem too, and it's caused by
python 2.4." with google.groups.com if the above link doesn't work)
The workaround given there seems to solve the problem temporarily.
In short:
Replace the first line in /usr/lib/mailman/cron/senddigests
  # ! /usr/bin/python
  #! /usr/bin/python2.3
if you have a Python2.3 installed.

As this problem appeared here (debian/etch, Mailman 2.1.8-2) after
upgrading Python 2.3 to 2.4 this seems to be reasonable.

hjb :-?

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