[Mailman-Developers] change in admin.py for Solaris 2.5.1 and Netscape Fasttrack 2.1 Server

Werner Frank wfrank@syskonnect.de
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 15:42:02 +0100 (MET)


while trying to run mailman-1.0b9 on Solaris 2.5.1 together with a 
Netscape Fasttrack Server 2.1  

I had to make the following change in  $prefix/Mailman/Cgi/admin.py: 

I changed  line 129 from 
"path"    : os.environ.get("REQUEST_URI", defaulturi),

"path"    : '/' + os.environ.get("REQUEST_URI", defaulturi),

The result is that in the Web Page for the Administrative Authentication
where you enter the password of the list administrator, 

the HTML code now reads: 

</head> <body bgcolor="#ffffff"> <FORM METHOD=POST
instead of 
</head> <body bgcolor="#ffffff"> <FORM METHOD=POST

Obviously the Fasttrack Server must be told that this is an absolute path
otherwise  the following URL will be set to something like
which can't be treated correctly. 

May be it's not the best solution but now it works.

werner frank