Re: A maze of twisty little python packages, all different
* Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
| It choked in very surprising and silent ways here when certain charset
| conversions had to take place inside the mailman code. Even with the high
| amount of traffic we have in utf-8, iso-8859-1 and cp1250 here, it would
| silently miss a delivery once per week.
| Keep a careful eye on your "shunt" directory. Trying to re-deliver the
| messages that caused trouble would always fail and they would end up in
| "shunt" again. Switching mailman to a sid-based install fixed the problem.
| I don't exactly recall the error, but I think it caused python to abend
| outside of the mailman code.
| If you are not using a backported python, you will hit the bug sooner or
| later, I am afraid...
It has nothing to do with the python version, I suspect. Probably
more along the lines of #212643? The patch below fixes it.
@@ -308,6 +308,8 @@
t = u.encode('ascii', 'replace')
# Should use HTML-Escape, or try generalizing to UTF-8
+ if len(charset) == 0:
+ charset = 'us-ascii'
t = t.encode(charset, 'replace')
except (UnicodeError, LookupError):
t = t.encode(lcset, 'replace')
Tollef Fog Heen ,''`.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are : :' :