[Mailman-Users] Configuration script bails

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu May 24 03:59:05 CEST 2007

Douglas Phillipson wrote:

>Installed on Debian Testing, mailman updates fail, causing other 
>packages to fail to install with the following output, any help would be 
>greatly appreciated...
>Doug P
>apt-get install mailman
>No updates are necessary.
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/var/lib/mailman/bin/withlist", line 297, in ?
>     main()
>   File "/var/lib/mailman/bin/withlist", line 272, in main
>     r = [do_list(listname, args, func) for listname in Utils.list_names()]
>   File "/var/lib/mailman/bin/withlist", line 201, in do_list
>     return func(m, *args)
>   File "/usr/lib/mailman/bin/unicodify_archives.py", line 59, in 
>     h.database.mapKeys(unicodify_fst, archive, hdr)
>   File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/HyperDatabase.py", line 341, 
>in mapKeys
>     self.__openIndices(archive)
>   File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/HyperDatabase.py", line 251, 
>in __openIndices
>     t = DumbBTree(os.path.join(arcdir, archive + '-' + i))
>   File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/HyperDatabase.py", line 65, 
>in __init__
>     self.load()
>   File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/HyperDatabase.py", line 170, 
>in load
>     self.dict = marshal.load(fp)
>ValueError: bad marshal data
>dpkg: error processing mailman (--configure):
>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
>Errors were encountered while processing:
>  mailman

The installation of your package is trying to run something on the
order of

bin/withlist -a -r unicodify_archives

Since the bin/unicodify_archives.py module is apparently unique to your
package as is the running of it against all lists via withlist, I
think you might be more successful seeking help from Debian.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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