[Pkg-mailman-hackers] Bug#398730: mailman: fails to send email in debian/stable

Sylvain Thénault syt at logilab.fr
Wed Nov 15 11:29:34 CET 2006

Package: mailman
Version: 2.1.5-8sarge5
Severity: critical
Justification: causes serious data loss

an incompatibility problem between python 2.4 and the mailman version
in stable is causing loss of every messages sent on mailman lists.
Error log is full of "decoding unicode is not supported" exceptions. I
think the problem is fixed in newer mailman upstream version.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-1-686
Locale: LANG=fr_FR, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages mailman depends on:
ii  apache2-mpm-prefork [http 2.0.54-5sarge1 traditional model for Apache2
ii  cron                      3.0pl1-86      management of regular background p
ii  debconf               Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                     2.3.6.ds1-8    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  logrotate                 3.7-5          Log rotation utility
ii  postfix [mail-transport-a 2.1.5-9        A high-performance mail transport 
ii  pwgen                     2.03-1         Automatic Password generation
ii  python                    2.4.4-1        An interactive high-level object-o
ii  ucf                       1.17           Update Configuration File: preserv

Versions of packages mailman recommends:
ii  base-passwd                   3.5.9      Debian base system master password

-- debconf information:
* mailman/queue_files_present:
* mailman/default_server_language: en
* mailman/gate_news: false
* mailman/site_languages: en, es, fr
* mailman/used_languages: en fr
* mailman/create_site_list:

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