[Mailman-Users] Searching arhives

Richard Barrett R.Barrett at ftel.co.uk
Wed Nov 27 11:54:41 CET 2002

At 01:30 27/11/2002, Jon Carnes wrote:
>Adding HtDig to the installation is very, very easy.  Apply the patches from
>Sourceforge and then follow the step by step directions and it will be done
>in about 2 hours.
>BTW: HtDig is a search engine, so it will index any of your local web
>pages - not just the archives!

Htdig can be configured to provide search of material other than the MM 
list archives. However, the patches posted on sourceforge deliberately:

1. generate per list htdig config files so that each list has its own, 
separate search indexes. That is separate from other lists archives and any 
Htdig indexes for other material

2. a cron script which runs re-indexing for each list independently

3. makes Htdig searches of list archive indexes deliver search results 
returning URLs which invoke a cgi script (installed by the patch) to 
preserve list privacy.

If you want to index other stuff on the same server with Htdig then you 
have to add your own htdig config file to cover that material and provide 
your own serach form to get thoses indexes searched.

>Good Luck - Jon Carnes
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Chris" <mmusers at coolarrow.com>
>To: "Mailman User List" <mailman-users at python.org>
>Sent: Monday, November 25, 2002 11:54 PM
>Subject: [Mailman-Users] Searching arhives
>Don't want to sound like I'm beating a dead horse, but does anyone have any
>idea if/when there are plans to add archive searching capabilities to a new
>version anytime in the near future?
>I am with a hosting company that implements Mailman via CPanel control
>panel, so I'm not sure how much "customizing" I can do (ie: adding external
>searching capabilities, etc).

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