[Mailman-Users] I guess it's my week for problems, sorry :(

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Fri Aug 1 09:07:07 CEST 2003

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Richard Barrett <r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk>
> Date: Fri Aug 1, 2003  7:45:31  am Europe/London
> To: "Glenn Sieb" <ges+lists at wingfoot.org>
> Cc: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] I guess it's my week for problems, sorry 
> :(
> On Friday, August 1, 2003, at 04:33  am, Glenn Sieb wrote:
>> Richard Barrett wrote:
>>> I suggest you try the following procedure for the two problem list:
>> Hey Richard... as always, I appreciate your efforts :) I did what you
>> outlined, but it didn't work :(
>>> Were you originally running a version of the htdig integration patch
>> earlier than that installed by htdig-2.1.1-0.2.patch? If so this may 
>> be
>> the cause of problems with archived lists created under that earlier
>> regime. The upgrade issue was covered in the INSTALL.htdig-mm file for
>> htdig-2.1.1-0.2.patch or later and I am wondering if you have tripped
>> over this issue.
>> Correct, I was running the htdig-2.1-0.1.patch.
>> Unfortunately, now none of my searchables are working. Archiving seems
>> fine, but searching any list is producing (given a blank search term):
>> htdig Archives Access Failure
>> CGI problem. -5-Field count -4- fields: method,format,sort,config

OK. I just got onto a system with search integration installed.

You will get this if you did not enter any words to search for on the 
search form. The browser does not transmit the 'words' field in the CGI 
request if the field is empty.

I will look at a revision for the patch to produce a more user friendly 
response about missing search-for words to deal with this situation.

> The error response is saying that a field in the search form that 
> mmsearch.py insists be present is missing.
> The required fields are called: 'method', 'format', 'sort', 'config' 
> and 'words'.
> The 'words' field appears to be missing, this being the text field in 
> which the words to be sought are entered on the form.
> The template for the search form is in templates/en/TOC_htsearch.html.
> The default value for the words field is the empty string with the tag 
> for the field defined as 'input type="text" size="30" name="words" 
> value=""'
> Take a look at the HTML form definition source of a list TOC page for 
> a list that is suffering this problem and compare it with 
> templates/en/TOC_htsearch.html.
> This may give some clue as to the cause of this problem.
> The blow_away_htdig etc routine I described and as described in 
> INSTALL.htdig-mm should renew per-list search forms from the 
> TOC_htsearch.html template.
> Let me know how you get on.
>> If you want to make another attempt to access a list archive then go 
>> via
>> the list users information page.
>> If this problem persists then please e-mail the following information 
>> to
>> the mailman at lists.wingfoot.org:
>>     https://www.wingfoot.org/pipermail/listname/
>>     /mailman/mmsearch/listname
>>> The major change introduced by htdig-2.1.1-0.2.patch was that 
>>> htsearch
>> is not called directly by the search forms. For security reason a CGI
>> called mmsearch is called which in turn uses htsearch. This is 
>> described
>> in INSTALL.htdig-mm
>> *nod* I see that... nifty :)
>> Again, thank you for your help... :)
>> Glenn
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