[Mailman-Users] question about rotating logs from FAQ

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Aug 14 02:14:48 CEST 2010

Christopher Adams wrote:
>I recently upgraded to the latest version of Mailman. I had been using a
>change in /Mailman/Logging/Logger.py to rename logfiles with the *.log
>extension. This was as suggested from the Mailman FAQ:
>So, I modified the file as specified and restarted Mailman. Here is the
>result. It looks like it has a problem with the punctuation in the added
>line (the last line). This specifically mentions version 2.1.9, so is this
>still doable with version 2.1.13?
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "./mailmanctl", line 107, in ?
>    from Mailman import Utils
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Utils.py", line 56, in ?
>    from Mailman.Logging.Syslog import syslog
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Logging/Syslog.py", line 25, in ?
>    from Mailman.Logging.StampedLogger import StampedLogger
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Logging/StampedLogger.py", line 20, in ?
>    from Mailman.Logging.Logger import Logger
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Logging/Logger.py", line 46
>self.__filename \+= '.log'

When that FAQ was converted from the old FAQ Wizard, the formatting got
messed up. Look at it again (I think I've cleaned it up).

I may also add yet another logrotate suggestion later.

The basic problem above is there should not be a '\' preceding '+=' in
the patch you applied.

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