[Mailman-Users] Subscription flood
billc_lists at greenbuilder.com
Wed May 14 17:20:55 CEST 2014
Running the patch I got:
patching file /path/to/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/subscribe.py
patch unexpectedly ends in middle of line
Hunk #1 succeeded at 53 with fuzz 1 (offset -1 lines).
(with the actual path in there)
When trying to run a subscription I got the "We hit a bug" error.
Error log says (among other stuff):
admin(12818): File "/opt/local/share/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/subscribe.py",
if listname = 'problem_list':
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
where 'problem_list' had been replaced by the actual list name.
The same happens on other lists as well.
Comparing subscribe.py with subscribe.py.bak, it appears that it's in there
On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 5:10 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> On 05/13/2014 12:54 PM, Bill Christensen wrote:
> > Sorry to be dense, but how do I apply that patch?
> 1)Save the patch to a file.
> 2)Edit the file with an editor that won't change indentation or wrap or
> fill lines, i.e. a text editor, not a word processor, and change
> problem_list in the line
> + if listname = 'problem_list':
> to the all lower case name of the list. If you wanted to apply it to a
> few, but not all lists, you could change the line to something like
> + if listname in ('problem_list', 'list2', 'list3'):
> Note that the quotes around the literal list names are important, but
> there are no quotes around the variable listname.
> 3) Give the command
> cp /path/to/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/subscribe.py
> (all on one line)
> 4) Give the command
> patch /path/to/mailman/Cgi/Mailman/subscribe.py < /path/to/edited/patch
> (all on one line)
> 5) Go to a URL like <http://your.server/Mailman/subscribe/problem_list>
> Note you don't need to restart Mailman first as this patch only affects
> web accesses which are always new CGI processes.
> The possible results are:
> 1) A page that says
> Web subscribe not allowed /problem_list/
> This says all is good.
> 2) A page that says
> problem_list Subscription results
> You must supply a valid email address.
> This says the patch wasn't applied or for some other reason (maybe
> problem_list not changed or misspelled) isn't working.
> 3) a page that says
> We hit a bug.
> This says there is something broken in the patched module. You can leave
> it broken which will disable all subscribes or maybe only problem_list
> subscribes depending on the exact error, or you can copy the
> subscribe.py.bak file from step 3) back over subscribe.py.
> In any case, Mailman's error log will have an exception and traceback
> from what went wrong.
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