[Mailman-Users] Mailman & Htdig integration (with external archiver)

Sasa Janiska sjaniska at inet.hr
Tue Jan 15 14:33:16 CET 2002

On Today, -0000, Richard Barrett wrote:

Hi Richard!
Thank you very much for your reply.

> This is a straight htdig configuration issue. At the minimum you will have
> to add start_url directives to htdig's conf file for each of the list
> archives or ensure that links from one of the start_url directives in
> htdig's conf file eventually lead to each of the list archives. You will
> also have to have some sort of cron job to rebuild htdig's search indices
> regularly (probably daily) to include new archived material.

That's easy.

> The following patches can be applied to the mailman 2.0.8 (and earlier
> vesions of 2.0.x) to integrate htdig with Mailman and provide search of
> archives generated by the internal (pipermail) archiver.

Do you have soemthing ready for V2.1?

> The patches are not of direct relevance if you have opted to use an
> external archiver.

If pipermail can do the job, it isn't necessary. I am thinking about
external archiver seeing that pipermail is no longer maintained ..

> The benefit of the integration of htdig with Mailman archives generated by
> pipermail is that it provides per list search facilities with a search form
> on each list's archive TOC page and uses Mailman's security mechanism for
> limiting access to private mail archives via search responses; in fact you
> can only access a private list archive's search form if you are authorised
> to access the list. The patches also automatically builds htdig config
> files for each archived list and provides cron scripts for maintaining
> htdig's search indices.

That's very important to limit access for private list archives.
Actually, only students should have access to the mailing lists, and
only for those courses they are enrolled in.

I'll definitely try with your suggestion.

Since Pipermail is no longer developed, do you think about some patch
with external archivers like Mhonarc or Hypermail?


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