[Mailman-Users] mailman/mhonarc integration: authentication for private archives

Giuseppe G. N. Angilella Giuseppe.Angilella at CT.INFN.IT
Sat Apr 13 11:20:27 CEST 2002


I'm managing a mailing list, and I need its archives to show attachments
as separate links, for archival purposes. Access to the mailing list's
archives is rated "private" by mailman.

Browsing the FAQ, the wish-list, and finally the mailman-users discussion
list, I found out that the feature I need is not yet implemented in

Several postings therefore suggested to use MHonArc instead, and one
posting dating back to Oct 12, 2001 by Thierry Jacquemart explained the
details to do so, namely to integrate mailman and mhonarc.

I will not repeat Thierry's message (but, Thierry: THANK YOU very much for
it! Indeed, there was someone [me] who "saved some time", thanks to your
message, as you correctly speculated!). Check it out on the mailman-users
list: browse October 2001.

However, Thierry "noticed that e-mail/password authentication for private
archives doesn't work, but as I don't need it for the moment I didn't
investigate further" (I quote from Thierry's message, omitting the final
smiley, namely ;-) ...

Well, I needed it! So I investigated further and, for the sake/benefit of
others, I briefly say that I just needed to add the following line to my
mm_cfg.py configuration file:

PRIVATE_ARCHIVE_FILE_DIR = os.path.join(VAR_PREFIX, 'mhonarchives', 'private')

where mhonarchives is the subdir where I actually want to archive my
messages (default for mailman: archive).

By the way, would anyone like to share his main.mrc MHonArc configuration
file with me? Please, reply to my e-mail address directly, as I'm not a
subscriber of these lists.

Thanks everybody.


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