[Mailman-Users] senddigests cron error.

Daniel Ojo Daniel.A.Ojo at noaa.gov
Wed Jul 25 15:54:32 CEST 2007


Sure enough there was four instance of headers where apostrophe(s) were
used. I deleted these and re ran the senddigest cron and all seem fine.
Thanks a bunch for your quick and genius response.

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Daniel Ojo wrote:
>> Has anyone seen this error before? I just started receiving this error
>> message on my list server. This is only happening to one of my lists and
>> keeping users from receiving mail. All mails sent to the list is queued
>> in the list/digest.mbox file. I will appreciate any feedback on this issue.
>> Daniel.
>>>> Subject: Cron <mailman at list1> /usr/lib/mailman/cron/senddigests
>>>> To: mailman at list1.domain.com
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/cron/senddigests", line 94, in ?
>>    main()
>>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/cron/senddigests", line 86, in main
>>    mlist.send_digest_now()
>>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Digester.py", line 60, in send_digest_now
>>    ToDigest.send_digests(self, mboxfp)
>>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/ToDigest.py", line 132, in send_digests
>>    send_i18n_digests(mlist, mboxfp)
>>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/ToDigest.py", line 306, in send_i18n_digests
>>    msg = scrubber(mlist, msg)
>>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/Scrubber.py", line 265, in process
>>    url = save_attachment(mlist, part, dir)
>>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/Scrubber.py", line 359, in save_attachment
>>    fnext = os.path.splitext(msg.get_filename(''))[1]
>>  File "/usr/lib/mailman/pythonlib/email/Message.py", line 731, in get_filename
>>    return unicode(newvalue[2], newvalue[0] or 'us-ascii')
>> LookupError: unknown encoding: -86400-[ERROR:_getenv_
> There is probably also a similar errer for each post in Mailman's error
> log.
> The underlying problem may be a malformed message in the list's
> digest.mbox file, but there is also a bug in some versions of the
> email library having to do with decoding RFC 2231 encoded headers that
> is more likely the issue.
> Examine the list's digest.mbox file. I believe you will find a a
> message with an attachment with a Content-Disposition: header with a
> RFC 2231 encoded filename parameter and an apostrophe (') in the name.
> Something like
> Content-Disposition: attachment;
>   filename*0*=us-ascii'en'first part of name
>   filename*1*=some more of name
> with one or more apostrophes in the name text.
> If you edit this name to remove the apostrophe(s) from the name, but
> not the ones delimiting the character set and language parameters, the
> next post to the list will trigger a digest on size and the error will
> not occur.
> You can then run bin/unshunt to deliver the messages that were shunted
> because of this error, but first examine the *.pck files in
> qfiles/shunt to be sure there aren't any old, stale ones you don't
> want, and remove any unwanted ones before runing unshunt. You can
> examine the contents of these files with bin/show_qfiles or bin/dumpdb.

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