[Mailman-Users] Admin interface for a single list misbehaving?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Sep 19 05:18:59 CEST 2008

Christopher Waltham wrote:
>"Bug in Mailman version 2.1.10
>We're sorry, we hit a bug!
>Please inform the webmaster for this site of this problem. Printing of  
>traceback and other system information has been explicitly inhibited,  
>but the webmaster can find this information in the Mailman error logs."
>Mailman's error.log says this at the time:
>admin(5901): [----- Mailman Version: 2.1.10 -----]
>admin(5901): [----- Traceback ------]
>admin(5901): Traceback (most recent call last):
>admin(5901):   File "/home/mailman/scripts/driver", line 101, in  
>admin(5901):     main()
>admin(5901):   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/admin.py", line 197, in  
>admin(5901):     show_results(mlist, doc, category, subcat, cgidata)
>admin(5901):   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/admin.py", line 498, in  
>admin(5901):     form.AddItem(membership_options(mlist, subcat,  
>cgidata, doc, form))
>admin(5901):   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/admin.py", line 870, in  
>admin(5901):     all = [_m.encode() for _m in mlist.getMembers()]
>admin(5901): UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xa0  
>in position 19: ordinal not in range(128)

>I've run a "list_members savo_list" (savo_list being the list name)  
>and it works fine; the list has 284 members and I don't see any  
>obviously corrupt members listed there. The Apache error logs indicate  
>nothing at the time of the error.
>Any ideas? I'm running check_perms now but it takes a while on this  
>machine. The server is Mailman 2.1.10 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6  

The list has a member with a non-ascii character (0xa0 = no-break
space) in her/his email address.

If you don't see it in bin/list_members, try

  bin/list_members --invalid

Also, see <http://wiki.list.org/x/UIA9>.

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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