smtplib problem with newly rebuilt Debian/lenny system
fpm at u.washington.edu
Mon Mar 30 17:31:32 CEST 2009
On Mar 27, 11:29 am, a... at pythoncraft.com (Aahz) wrote:
> [posted & e-mailed, please respond to newsgroup]
> In article <d37a66e9-55c2-437c-b613-009a62f71... at d2g2000pra.googlegroups.com>,
> cassiope <f... at u.washington.edu> wrote:
> >In attempting to diagnose the cause, I tried directly executing the
> >lines inside the python2.5 interpreter:
> > import smtplib
> > s= smtplib.SMTP('localhost')
> >but the second line causes a traceback:
> > File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> > File "/usr/lib/python2.5/smtplib.py", line 244, in __init__
> > (code, msg) = self.connect(host, port)
> > File "/usr/lib/python2.5/smtplib.py", line 310, in connect
> > raise socket.error, msg
> > socket.error: (97, 'Address family not supported by protocol')
> >This is with exim4 and python2.5 on a newly installed lenny system.
> >No error messages appear in /var/log or /var/log/exim4 directories.
> What happens if you
> telnet localhost 25
> This looks like a network setup issue.
> Aahz (a... at pythoncraft.com) <*> http://www.pythoncraft.com/
> "At Resolver we've found it useful to short-circuit any doubt and just
> refer to comments in code as 'lies'. :-)"
> --Michael Foord paraphrases Christian Muirhead on python-dev, 2009-3-22
Yes, that's what it was. Exim4 setup was bungled, so wasn't accepting
connections. Fixing that resolved the "python" error.
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