[Mailman-Users] Archive and web link problems with 2.1
johnslists at mcswartz.org
Fri Jan 3 14:55:51 CET 2003
On Thu, 2 Jan 2003 23:09:15 -0500, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
>>>>>> "JS" == John Swartzentruber <johnslists at mcswartz.org> writes:
> JS> 1. When I go to the private archive for a list at
> JS> http://mcswartz.org.swartz/mailman/private/listname, I see the
>Wow, I wasn't aware that "swartz" was a new TLD. :)
Well, you learn something new every day :-)
> JS> Is this a problem in Mailman, or is my configuration wrong
> JS> somehow? I installed Mailman 2.1 from source into the default
> JS> location. I'm running RedHat7.3, so this was not the location
> JS> where Mailman 2.0.13 was installed. After everything was
> JS> installed, I moved my lists to the new location (from
> JS> /var/mailman/lists to /usr/local/mailman/lists).
>Check your Defaults.py and mm_cfg.py files to see if things like
>PUBLIC_ARCHIVE_URL make sense.
It has the default value in Default.py, and I haven't overridden it in
mm_cfg.py. It is:
PUBLIC_ARCHIVE_URL = 'http://%(hostname)s/pipermail/%(listname)s'
It seems that if this value were bad, it would not get me to the main
archives page. As it is, I can get there fine, but the links on that
page are incorrect. I don't know Python (I'm pretty much 100% C++ for
the last 12 years), but if you give me some pointers, I could try to
snoop around a bit.
Actually, I just found something interesting. It might be an Apache
configuration problem. If so and someone has a clue, I'd appreciate
hearing about it.
When I use this URL:
The links (which I see are relative), leave out the "listname" part.
But when I use this URL:
The links include the "listname" part and work correctly.
> JS> My problem is that on some of the administration pages, some
> JS> links link to http://mcswartz.org.swartz/mailman/... and
> JS> other's link to http://www.mcswartz.org/mailman/...
> JS> For example, from
> JS> http://mcswartz.org.swartz/mailman/admin/listname/members, I
> JS> can access all of the "configuration categories" correctly,
> JS> but I cannot "Go to list archives". Even more annoying, I can
> JS> only see the A's that are subscribed to my list because all of
> JS> the other letters link to the www.mcswartz.org URLs, which I
> JS> cannot access internally.
>I don't think Mailman's gong to work to well this way. Basically, you
>can't give lists multiple personalities. You'll probably have to do
>some fancy redirections with Apache to make this work.
Couldn't Mailman produce the URLs more consistently? For example, when
I look at the HTML, some of the links start with "../../../admin/", and
some of them start with "http://www.mcswartz.org/mailman/admin/". The
relative URLs work fine for me, but the absolute ones don't.
Thanks for your help.
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