[Mailman-Users] Import email.message fails for Mailman 2.1.14 onAIX 5.3

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue May 17 17:02:22 CEST 2011

Steve Pogue wrote:

>I'm trying to get Mailman 2.1.14 running on AIX 5.3 using Python 2.6.2.  The
>first part of the installation works fine but I'm getting the following
>traceback on the update task.  I've also tried running list_lists which had
>the same effect.  I am able to go into interactive mode with Python and
>invoke the imports without any problems.  Any idea what the issue is here?
># make update
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "bin/update", line 51, in <module>
>    from Mailman import MailList
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 51, in <module>
>    from Mailman.Archiver import Archiver
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/__init__.py", line 17, in
>    from Archiver import *
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line 32, in
>    from Mailman import Mailbox
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Mailbox.py", line 21, in <module>
>    import mailbox
>  File "/opt/freeware/lib/python2.6/mailbox.py", line 19, in <module>
>    import email.message
>ImportError: No module named message

Almost certainly the problem is that you have an older email package in
/usr/local/mailman/pythonlib/email/. The standard configure/make
process in 2.1.14 should have removed that so that mailman uses the
email package in /opt/freeware/lib/python2.6/email.

If you remove the /usr/local/mailman/pythonlib/email/ directory, that
will probably fix the issue.

Also, if you can successfully do the following in an interactive Python

unicode('OK', 'iso-2022-jp')
unicode('OK', 'euc-kr')

you can remove any japanese and korean codecs packages from

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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