Article ID: 1744, created on Mar 15, 2007, last review on May 8, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk for Linux/Unix



Messages are not delivered to the mailing list.  /var/log/mailman/error contains error like:

    Feb 19 11:35:57 2007 (22516) Uncaught runner exception: decoding Unicode is not supported
    Feb 19 11:35:58 2007 (22516) Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/", line 111, in _oneloop elf._onefile(msg, msgdata)

If you run  /usr/lib/mailman/bin/mailmanctl it exists with the error:

    # /usr/lib/mailman/bin/mailmanctl
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "./mailmanctl", line 554, in ? main()
    File "./mailmanctl", line 334, in main
      usage(1, _('No command given.'))
    File "./mailmanctl", line 135, in usage
        print >> fd, _(__doc__)
    File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/", line 89, in _
        return tns % dict
    ValueError: unsupported format character '[' (0x5b) at index 1133



Such error may occur if the locale in the system is not set to ASCII.  Please check 'LANG' environment variable.



Set 'LANG' environment variable to the Standard one:

# export LANG=C

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