[Mailman-Users] Can someone help me?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Apr 16 17:38:09 CEST 2007

Calvin Muller wrote:

>I'm trying to use Mailman on an Ubuntu 6.10 system with Postfix but when I
>send mails it gets sent to the shunt folder, and if I try run the unshunt
>command I get the following error in the /var/log/mailman/error
>Apr 15 00:42:40 2007 (21596) send_digests() failed: us-ascii
>Apr 15 00:42:41 2007 (21593) uncaught archiver exception at filepos: 0
>Apr 15 00:42:41 2007 (21593) Uncaught runner exception: us-ascii
>Apr 15 00:42:41 2007 (21593) Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 111, in _oneloop
>  File "email/Message.py", line 218, in set_payload
>  File "email/Message.py", line 242, in set_charset
>TypeError: us-ascii
>Apr 15 00:42:41 2007 (21593) SHUNTING:

See the thread at
This is a bug in Python's email library version 4.0.1, but the problem
in your case, is your Mailman package does not contain the email
library in Mailman's pythonlib/ directory.

There should be an email 2.5.x (depending on Mailman version) library
in Mailman's pythonlib/. This is a packaging issue.

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