[Mailman-Users] Search the archives?

alex wetmore alex at phred.org
Tue Feb 12 23:17:43 CET 2002


On Tue, 12 Feb 2002, Morgan Fletcher wrote:
> Heiko Rommel <rommel at suse.de> writes:
> > What about using MHonArc
> >
> > http://www.oac.uci.edu/indiv/ehood/mhonarc.html#whatis
>
> MHonArc just archives. Wilma wraps MHonArc and Glimpse to get you
> search-able archives:
>
>   http://www.hpc.uh.edu/majordomo/#wilma
>
> I have set up a large archive that is indexed and search-able by
> wilma. It's OK, but the search syntax required by glimpse isn't for
> everyone, and I found that after about the 400MB mark, glimpse would
> corrupt its own indices when doing nightly incremental updates.

I built a searchable archive using Windows 2000, Index Server, and
Windows SMTP Server.  I can share the code for this if anyone
is interested...

The index is automatically updated as new messages are found, so there
is no nightly run of anything.  Messages are generally searchable
within a minute of having been posted to the list.  It isn't Mailman
specific, and I'm hosting archives for lists that use other products
as well as my Mailman lists.  To the mailing list system the archiver
simply looks like another subscriber.

http://search.bikelist.org is the user interface for it.

My current archive has 341,509 messages (1.5gb) and the catalog file
is 340megs.

alex





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