[Mailman-Users] What did I do wrong?

Richard Barrett R.Barrett at ftel.co.uk
Thu Dec 6 14:41:00 CET 2001

At 07:15 06/12/2001 -0500, J. Barnes wrote:
>I know I've got a simple problem, I'm just not getting where I need to, 
>and am tired of complaints from users.  I've had mailman up and running 
>for a month, but I needed it working before I had all the little questions 
>like this worked out.  I don't recall exactly what values I typed in 
>during the install, but when messages come out from the list, the mailto: 
>tags are correct, but the web page links are not correct.  See the sample 
>Where did I go wrong in the install?
>Can I fix it via the administration web page & where?  (I tried changing 
>the options on the bottom of the general screen and it doesn't save the change)
>hostname: mail.usmale.org
>base url: /mailman/
>Do I need to fix it by rerunning the setup process?  (this won't destroy 
>the lists I have already setup.  Right?)
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You do not say what version of MM you are running but assuming you are 
using 2.0.X

It is worth checking the contents of the INSTALL file in the directory you 
used to build Mailman.

You should be able to check the parameters you supplied when running the 
./configure of your installation by looking at the top of the file called 
config.status in the directory you used to build Mailman.

Look in installed MM directory at $prefix/Mailman/Defaults.py with a text 
editor and find the definitions of DEFAULT_HOST and DEFAULT_URL. From what 
you have said you probably want to override or set the values of 
DEFAULT_URL and possibly DEFAULT_HOST but do this in the file 
$prefix/Mailman/mm_cfg.py as explained in the INSTALL file.

Such changes will affect all new lists as they are created. For existing 
lists you will need to go to the General Options page for each list and 
change the last field on the page (Base URL for Mailman web interface) and 
change that for each list.

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