[Mailman-Users] Nothing gets archived...
skip at pobox.com
Wed Jan 29 05:11:29 CET 2003
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I've been using Mailman for a couple years to run several small private,
non-archived mailing lists. Today, I tried creating a public, archived
mailing list for the first time. The list mail comes and goes just fine,
but nothing turns up in the archives as far as I can tell. I googled a bit
but couldn't find anything helpful. I'm hoping one of the experts here can
steer me quickly in the right direction before a lot of mail messages flow
Here's my configuration: mailman 2.0.9 built from source running on Mandrake
Linux with (I believe) Python 2.1.1. (I hesitate a bit there because I have
several versions of Python installed. The mailman user sees /usr/bin/python
before /usr/local/bin/python though.) ~mailman is /home/mailman. The
relevant bits of the archives tree looks like so:
% ls -lR archives
drwxr-s--x 24 skip mailman 1024 Jan 28 21:44 private/
drwxrwsr-x 2 skip mailman 1024 Jan 28 21:46 public/
drwxrwsr-x 2 skip mailman 1024 Jan 28 21:44 csv.mbox/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 skip mailman 19 Jan 28 21:44 csv -> ../private/csv.mbox/
I manually renamed archives/public/csv.mbox to archives/public/csv because
the link to the list archives web page is to
Speaking of which, the Mailman portion of my Apache config file looks like
ScriptAlias /mailman/ "/home/mailman/cgi-bin/"
Alias /pipermail/ "/home/mailman/archives/public/"
Options FollowSymLinks Indexes
The only new bits I added today were the Alias directive and the <Directory>
stuff. The ScriptAlias directive and <Location> stuff were there before and
work fine. I can get to http://manatee.mojam.com/pipermail/csv/ just fine,
but there's nothing there. Do archive messages not get appended immediately
as mail transits the system?
Here's mailman's crontab:
# At 5PM every day, mail reminders to admins as to pending requests
0 17 * * * /usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/checkdbs
# Noon, mail digests for lists that do periodic as well as threshhold delivery.
0 12 * * * /usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/senddigests
# 5 AM on the first of each month, mail out password reminders.
0 5 1 * * /usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/mailpasswds
# Every 5 mins, try to gate news to mail. You can comment this one out
# if you don't want to allow gating, or don't have any going on right now,
# or want to exclusively use a callback strategy instead of polling.
#0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/gate_news
# At 3:27am every night, regenerate the gzip'd archive file. Only
# turn this on if the internal archiver is used and
# GZIP_ARCHIVE_TXT_FILES is false in mm_cfg.py
27 3 * * * /usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/nightly_gzip
# Retry failed deliveries once per minute.
* * * * * /usr/local/bin/python -S /home/mailman/cron/qrunner
and the relevant entries in /etc/mail/aliases:
## csv mailing list
## created: 28-Jan-2003 skip
csv: "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post csv"
csv-admin: "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner csv"
csv-request: "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd csv"
I didn't dink around with the archive settings. The archive options are all
defaults: archive messages, archive file source is public, archive date is
when the mail claims and new volumes should be started monthly.
What am I missing?
skip at pobox.com
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