[Mailman-Users] Mailman not creating HTML pages

Garret Krampe garret at satix.net
Thu Jan 27 10:22:03 CET 2000

Well I wrote a script for installing on RH6.x and seems to work for me.
AND I sent it to the list....
Some reported to have used it and it worked

Some one should write for your OS.

Mark Starr wrote:

> Okay, I was able to fix the problem, and these are
> the steps I had to take (mainly, I needed an
> alias line in http.conf and a correct one at
> that (thanks to Terry Grace).
> The thing is, the INSTALL files doesn't seem
> to explicitedly say what to do for those of us grunts
> going through it line by line, it just has a paragraph
> to 'see your Apache documentation' (hullo, what? me worry?)
> So this is what you need to explicitly do (and maybe
> this needs to be added in that section of the INSTALL
> readme file):-)
> Add the following line to httpd.conf:
> (run locate httpd.conf to find where httpd.conf lives)
> add a line in the httpd.conf file that reads:
> Alias /mailman/ "/usr/share/mailman/archives/public/"
> or
> Alias /mailman/ "/usr/local/mailman/archives/public/"
> depending if you can cd into /usr/share/mailman or
> usr/local/mailman
> *if no luck, try 'locate mailman' to find out
> where you installed it -- got to love locate.
> Editing httpd.conf I did a search inside of httpd.conf for the
> string "Aliases:" which turned up the appropriate spot
> in the httpd.conf to add it, but it doesn't matter, add
> it to the end if you want.
> But that's not enough, then you have to post a message
> to the list to get the files created... (so to speak)
> Of course, subscribe I subscribed myself to the mail list with
> a message to listname-request at yourdomain.com with
> SUBSCRIBE in body, then confirm yourself, then
> post with a message to listname at yourdomain.com
> Once you post a new message the directory structure
> is created somewhat enough to see it
> Then access the site with:
> http://yourdomain.com/mailman/
> (note! you have to put the trailling slash!)
> (thanks to Jim Tittsler there)
> and you should see some directory tree...follow
> some links...
> The ALias line was the trick, it tells Apache
> that if it gets a URL with yourdomain.com/mailman/
> not to lookin in home/httpd/html/mailman where it
> would normally look for, but to do the substition
> to look in /usr/share/mailman/public instead for
> that URL...  slight of hand
> My thoughts: perhaps the mailman software should probably add
> the alias line in http.conf upon install, and also create
> a directory structure or "return" one even if no users
> have yet subscribed to the list or posted to the list...
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