[Mailman-Users] Hangs when trying to start mailman as root

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Sep 25 08:37:06 CEST 2012

Lummoxx wrote:

>...hangs on the line
>groups = [x[2] for x in grp.getgrall() if mm_cfg.MAILMAN_USER in x[3]]

It appears that the Python library function grp.getgrall() is hanging
or looping.

What happens if as root you invoke the Python command in the shebang
line of bin/mailmanctl and then do

>>> import grp
>>> print '%r' grp.getgrall()

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