Eat thine own dogfood

So.

I’ve been reading up on Rails and starting to teach myself a new language for the second time this millenium.

I decided to try the Ruby mailing lists. They have an admin interface at http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo. I went and filled in my details on forms, but got an error.

The main page also says that If you are having trouble using the lists, please contact mailman@lists.rubyonrails.org., so I decided to give that a try.

Unfortunately, that also gave me an error, partially reproduced below:


I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not be be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.



For further assistance, please send mail to 

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can delete your own text from the attached returned message.



: Command died with status 1:

   "/usr/local/mailman/postfix-to-mailman.py". Command output: Traceback (most

   recent call last): Logging error:  Traceback (most recent call last):   File

   "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Logging/Logger.py", line 91, in write

   f.write(msg)   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/codecs.py", line 501, in

   write     return self.writer.write(data)   File

   "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/codecs.py", line 179, in write

   self.stream.write(data) IOError: [Errno 28] No space left on device

   Original log message: [Errno 28] No space left on device   File

   "/usr/local/mailman/scripts/post", line 69, in ? Logging error:

    Traceback (most recent

   call last):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Logging/Logger.py", line 91,

   in write     f.write(msg)   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/codecs.py", line

   501, in write     return self.writer.write(data)   File

   "/usr/local/lib/python2.4/codecs.py", line 179, in write

   self.stream.write(data) IOError: [Errno 28] No space left on device



It wasn’t until I’d looked at this a few times before I realised the irony.

(If you get this, you’re a geek. If you don’t get this, you might be a geek anyway, but not a programming geek).

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