[Mailman-Users] Fwd: Uncaught runner exception

Lothar Schilling ls at proasyl.de
Wed Mar 20 08:31:20 EDT 2019

Am 18.03.2019 um 17:06 schrieb Mark Sapiro:
> On 3/18/19 2:29 AM, Lothar Schilling wrote:
>> Exception in fixAuthor: D▒rthe Hinz - Fl▒chtlingsrat Nds.
>> Mar 18 08:33:51 2019 (23745) lowercase value:
>> 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz\xb5\xdf\xe0\xe1\xe2\xe3\xe4\xe5\xe6\xe7\xe8\xe9\xea\xeb\xec\xed\xee\xef\xf0\xf1\xf2\xf3\xf4\xf5\xf6\xf8\xf9\xfa\xfb\xfc\xfd\xfe\xff'
>> Mar 18 10:06:50 2019 (23745) Exception in fixAuthor: Philipp Millius
>> (Fl▒chtlingsrat THR e.V.)
>> Mar 18 10:06:50 2019 (23745) lowercase value:
>> 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz\xb5\xdf\xe0\xe1\xe2\xe3\xe4\xe5\xe6\xe7\xe8\xe9\xea\xeb\xec\xed\xee\xef\xf0\xf1\xf2\xf3\xf4\xf5\xf6\xf8\xf9\xfa\xfb\xfc\xfd\xfe\xff'
> which is iso-8859-1 encoding of
> 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzµßàáâãäåæçèéêëìíîïðñòóôõöøùúûüýþÿ' and which
> is the problem.
> I don't know why in testing string.lowercase does not return the above
> string, but in the Python that's running ArchRunner, and presumably the
> rest of mailman, string.lowercase has that value. This is what needs to
> be fixed. The first step is possibly to do
> locate string.py

There is just one



lowercase = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'.

> And then look at all the ones you find to see which defines lowercase
> that way and then figure out why the Python that runs Mailman uses that
> one rather that the ones you see in testing.
> Also,
> which -a python

points to /usr/bin/python as it is supposed to.

> may help find things.

As your fix makes for the mails being archived maybe we should leave it
at that. Thank you very much anyway for your patient helping me.

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