[Mailman-Users] diagnosing messages missing from archives
mark at msapiro.net
Thu May 11 13:57:20 EDT 2017
On 05/11/2017 09:00 AM, Matt Morgan wrote:
> On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 12:58 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
>> In Mailman's directory (/usr/local/mailman in your case)
>> bin/show_qfiles qfiles/shunt/*
> Just FYI, in case anyone's reading this in the list archives in future, you
> may need a "../" in front of "qfiles/shunt/*" there.
Are you saying in your case Mailman's qfiles directory is
/usr/local/qfiles? That seems unusual? Or did you do
> File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/pipermail.py", line 63, in
> while i>0 and (L[i-1] in lowercase or
> UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xb5 in position 26:
> not in range(128)
The full statement throwing the exception is
while i>0 and (L[i-1] in lowercase or
L[i-1].lower() in smallNameParts):
lowercase is string.lowercase which from below appears to be all ascii.
smallNameParts is defined in the module as a list of short ascii strings
smallNameParts = ['van', 'von', 'der', 'de']
That leaves L as the only possible source of non-ascii. L is a list of
the 'words' in the From: display name, but at that point in the code, it
should be unicode. I suppose this may be involved in the issue, but then
what is the XXXXXXXXXX in the anonymized address below? Does it contain
> Here is the output from the dumpdb command (anonymized a little):
> From: XXXXXXXXXX <xxxxxxxx at me.com>
>> What do you get if you invoke Python interactively on this server and do
>> import string
>> I get 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
> I get the same thing! Does that make any sense?
> xxxx at yyyyy:/usr/local/mailman/logs# python
> Python 2.7.5 (default, May 29 2013, 02:28:51)
> [GCC 4.8.0] on linux2
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>> import string
I'm still leaning towards non-ascii in string.lowercase, because I think
that's the only thing it could be and because the \xb5 is in 0-based
position 26 which would be the caharacter after 'z'.
Is Python 2.7.5 (default, May 29 2013, 02:28:51) the python that Mailman
is using? Look at whatever script starts/stops/restarts Mailman and the
Python it uses and do the above test in that Python.
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