[Mailman-Users] public archives are private

Andy Harrison andy at nachoz.com
Wed Jan 13 16:31:09 CET 1999

> I bet I know what's going on, you probably don't have Apache
> configured to follow symlinks in that directory.  There's an obscure
> sentence in INSTALL that eludes to this need, but I can see how this
> might be easy to overlook.
> The archives always get written to the private tree, regardless of
> whether archives are public or private.  This private tree is not
> accessible to the Web server, so when archives are private they must
> be vended via CGI (and you'll see that the URL points to a CGI
> script).  When the archives go public, a symbolic link is created from 
> the Alias path you specified, into the private tree.  This symlink
> path *is* accessible to the Web server -- provided you enable symlink
> traversal -- and so for public archives, vending is much faster.
> See the Apache option FollowSymLinks for details.
> -Barry

I already had that option in.  The problem is that the directory that the
symlink points to does not exist.  There are files in the directory, but they
all end in *.mbox, which the symlink does not point to.

E-Mail:  Andy Harrison <andy at nachoz.com>
Date:  13-Jan-99
Time:  10:29:13

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