[Mailman-Users] Public Archives

Jeff Fiegel jeff at mail.zefex.com
Mon Apr 3 15:09:31 CEST 2000

I found it....   The problem was that the was that my archives are no in 
pipermail so changing the Alias fixed it.....

Thank you...

At 01:57 AM 4/3/00 -0700, Dan Mick wrote:
>Jeff Fiegel wrote:
> >
> > At 12:20 AM 4/2/00 -0800, you wrote:
> > >Jeff Fiegel wrote:
> > > >
> > > > The problem that I am having is that when I a user select to see the
> > > > archive when the archives are public then get the error that the page
> > > > cannot be found...  Hence the reason why I believe that the file 
> that is
> > > > missing is in the /home/mailman/CGI-BIN dir
> > >
> > >I've no idea why you would think that "page not found" means it's a
> > >CGI page.  What do you think happens when a normal HTML page is selected
> > >that can't be found?
> >
> > Because the error log says script not found "/home/mailman/cgi-bin/public"
>Ah.  Well, having that bit of info might have helped determine that,
>yes.  I don't know why your archive link is going there...but read on...
> > > > ...  There is a private file there but not a public...
> > >
> > >cgi-bin/private is an executable that presents the "private archive
> > >access" authentication screen.  There is no need for a "public" script,
> > >since public archives are open to all, and direct URL access is
> > >possible.
> >
> > Okay.... but the url for the public archives is /mailman/public/listname
>not for my public archives it's not; the link on the list information page
>is "<base>/pipermail/<listname>"; that makes the archives go through
>the other Alias in my config file, which, as the documentation says,
>should point to /home/mailman/archives/public, which is a directory.
>PUBLIC_ARCHIVE_URL in mm_cfg.py is what sets it there.  Maybe you
>changed that value to something unfortunate?...
> > and since /mailman is aliased as /home/mailman/cgi-bin....
> >
> > maybe it isn't a file, a link maybe ? But  shouldn't there be something
> > named public in the /home/mailman/cgi-bin
> >
> > everything is setup as per the install.. and everything else works fine..
> > the only problem is the public archives.
>I guess the question is "where are you getting that link to the archives,
>and why".  The one I'm talking about is in the list info page, which for
>my mailman is templates/listinfo.html, revision 1.19, and it has a tag
>MM-Archive which is interpreted by substituting in PUBLIC_ARCHIVE_URL.

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