[Mailman-Users] 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'lower'

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Apr 25 22:34:51 CEST 2008

Mark Sapiro wrote:

>Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
>>I have installed mailman and now upgraded to 2.1.10 and see the 
>>following in mailman's error log.
>>Apr 25 20:02:49 2008 (24138) SHUNTING: 
>>Apr 25 20:04:36 2008 (24138) Uncaught runner exception: 'NoneType' 
>>object has no attribute 'lower'
>>Apr 25 20:04:36 2008 (24138) Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 114, in _oneloop
>>     self._onefile(msg, msgdata)
>>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 185, in _onefile
>>     keepqueued = self._dispose(mlist, msg, msgdata)
>>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/CommandRunner.py", line 241, 
>>in _dispose
>>     res.do_command('join')
>>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/CommandRunner.py", line 139, 
>>in do_command
>>     return handler.process(self, args)
>>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Commands/cmd_subscribe.py", line 74, 
>>in process
>>     if digest is None and password.lower() in ('digest', 'nodigest'):
>>AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'lower'
>>I will appreciate if you could help me deal with it. Thank you!
>A description of this issue along with the patch to fix it is at
>This is the major reason that there will be a 'patch' release soon.

One more thing. You should apply the patch and restart Mailman and then
use bin/unshunt to requeue the shunted messages because they are email
subscribe requests you probably don't want to loose.

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

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