[Mailman-Users] cron/senddigests - error

Con Wieland cwieland at uci.edu
Fri Feb 8 21:37:12 CET 2008


Your right on. I found the list but it has has been around for a long  
time and has a very large archive. Any ideas on how to narrow down  
the search? I'm not real sure where I'm looking for this.

On Feb 7, 2008, at 2:33 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>> Con Wieland writes:
>>> version 2.1.4
>>> The odd thing though is it has only been happening the last  
>>> couple of
>>> weeks
>> Could be due to a new poster with a busted MTA, or an old poster with
>> a busted MTA who recently started using non-ASCII in MIME headers.
>> Maybe it's fixed in recent Mailman, Mark or Tokio will probably
>> remember, or you could look through the changelogs (browsable with
>> bzr, I should think) for "2231" which will probably pop it up.
> Actually, it's fixed in the Python email library. The problem is
> discussed in the thread starting at
> <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/email-sig/2006-July/000288.html> and
> is fixed in email 2.5.8 which shipped with Mailman 2.1.9.
> In any case, Con's problem is almost certainly caused by a message in
> the list's digest.mbox file that has an apostrophe (') in either a
> long subject or a long attachment filename.
> I can't tell from the error trace which list is involved, but you can
> do something like
> find ~mailman/lists/ -name digest.mbox -print
> to find which lists have digests pending, and then run
> ~mailman/cron/senddigests -l listname
> on each in turn until you find the offending list. From there, you  
> have
> to edit the digest.mbox to remove the extra apostrophe from the rfc
> 2231 encoded header.
> Note that the apostrophe in the header is not wrong, but prior to  
> email
> 2.5.8, it would confuse the email.Utils.decode_rfc2231 function
> causing the error.
> -- 
> 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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