[Mailman-Users] Help

Jeff Bernier jbernier at risd.edu
Thu Feb 5 19:11:01 CET 2009

No... I cannot get to the moved lists URL. I get the same Bug in Mailman message. I seem to be able to do all the administrative and subscriber tasks with all other lists. the individual lists URLs will work... I just can no longer get to the main Mailman list page at: http://mailman-host-name/mailman/listinfo or: http://mailman-host-name/mailman/admin.
Additionally, I don't thing the withlist command was successful for the list I attempted to move. And other Mailman commands seem to fail as well, such as list_lists, and list_admins, producing similar results as what I had forwarded below.
I will take a look at the link you noted to try to determine where the fault is. Of course, ultimately, it's my fault.
I'm very new to Unix based commands, and Mailman in general, so I really appreciate your patience and assistance here.

>>> On 2/4/2009 at 7:26 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
Jeff Bernier wrote:

>I was moving a list from one server to another, and following creating directories and moving files, I attempted to run the following command:
>withlist -l -r fix_url LISTNAME
>Now I cannot get to my main Mailman page. I see the Bug in Mailman version 2.1.9 message.
>I can however get to each individual list manager url and login.

How about the list you just moved?

>When I type list_lists at the command line, I get the following in return:
>sh-3.2# ./list_lists
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "./list_lists", line 122, in <module>
>    main()
>  File "./list_lists", line 94, in main
>    mlist = MailList.MailList(n, lock=0)
>  File "/usr/share/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 130, in __init__
>    self.Load()
>  File "/usr/share/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 629, in Load
>    dict, e = self.__load(file)
>  File "/usr/share/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 602, in __load
>    dict = loadfunc(fp)
>AttributeError: 'str' object has no attribute 'append'
>What did I do wrong? Any Ideas what this means?

Both the above traceback from list_lists and the Bug from the listinfo
overview page say that the lists/LISTNAME/config.pck file is corrupt
for some list. The most likely candidate is the list you just moved,
but if the withlist fix_url worked, that one should be OK.

See the post at
for a way to find out which list has the problem config.pck.

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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