[Mailman-Users] Error during creating mailing list

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Sep 20 20:41:13 CEST 2007

Ahmad Faisal wrote:

>I got these problem when try to create first mailing list using mailman 
>after finish install mailman on my machine. Anyone could shed me a light ?
>[root at ns1]/usr/lib/mailman/bin# ./newlist -q mailman 
>hostmaster at whatever.com ayamtua
>Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "./newlist", line 219, in ?
>   main()
> File "./newlist", line 160, in main
>   mlist.Create(listname, owner_mail, pw)
> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 457, in Create
>   self.InitVars(name, admin, crypted_password)
> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 296, in InitVars
>   self.web_page_url = (
>TypeError: not all arguments converted during string formatting

I suspect you have set DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN in mm_cfg.py and in so
doing, you have removed the '%s' that's in the default
value('http://%s/mailman/') to receive the host name.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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