[Mailman-Users] newlist mailman - python error

"Ulrich Pöschl // p-consult.at" ulrich at p-consult.at
Tue Mar 13 19:33:06 CET 2007

hello list,

after installing mailman on our server:

> Setting up mailman (2.1.5-8sarge5) ...
> Installing site language en ............................................ done.
> No updates are necessary.
> Site list for mailman (usually named mailman) missing
> Please create it; until then, mailman will refuse to start

I try creating the site list with the command "newlist mailman" and this
is what I get:

> webprojects:/etc# newlist mailman
> Enter the email of the person running the list: poeschl at wir-sind.org
> Initial mailman password:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/sbin/newlist", line 226, in ?
>     main()
>   File "/usr/sbin/newlist", line 167, in main
>     mlist.Create(listname, owner_mail, pw)
>   File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 457, in Create
>     self.InitVars(name, admin, crypted_password)
>   File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 296, in InitVars
>     self.web_page_url = (
> TypeError: not all arguments converted during string formatting
> webprojects:/etc#                                 

System is Debian Sarge:
> webprojects:/etc# uname -r
> 2.6.9-023stab033.7-enterprise

Any ideas? Did I hit a bug? Because on the old system under Ubuntu
Server it worked like a charm. I am clueless.... :(

Thanks and kind regards,


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