[Mailman-Users] "Path info. No list -2-" error

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Mon Jul 21 18:43:20 CEST 2003

Sorry clicked send before I intended to last time around:

On Monday, July 21, 2003, at 01:27 PM, Kaja P. Christiansen wrote:

> Richard Barrett writes:
>>>  while
>>> the first page with search results looks fine, attempts to access
>>> consequent pages
>> What do you mean by 'subsequent pages'
> Sorry if the explanation was not clear. If I search a list for
> a pattern and the search returns 10+ pages of matches, clicking
> on buttons 2, 3 etc under 'Pages:' gives an error. For page # 10,
> for example:
>   htdig Archives Access Failure
>   Path info. No list -2-
>   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 domain.org:
>    http://tug.org/mailman/mmsearch/fptex
> /mailman/ 
> mmsearch?config=fptex;method=and;format=short;sort=score;words=pdftex;p 
> age=10

That URL appears to be malformed. It should probably be:


It is being constructed by the htdig's htsearch program.

For one of the lists with the problem, what is the value of the  
'script_name:' variable in the list's htdig conf file; look in  

I would expect the following line in the fptex.conf file:

script_name: http://tug.org/mailman/mmsearch/fptex

If this is wrong, that is the cause of your problem but then I have  
have to figure out why it is wrong.


>> This error says that the URL being used to access the mmsearch CGI
>> script is malformed as it does not have the name of the list being
>> searched embedded in it. What is URL showing in the location field of
>> the browser when you get the problem response.
> In the example above, the location field of the page reporting the  
> error
> is:
> http://tug.org/mailman/ 
> mmsearch?config=fptex;method=and;format=short;sort=score;words=pdftex;p 
> age=10
> The logs/errors file reports:
> Jul 21 14:06:05 2003 (11431) htsearch for list: , cause: info, detail:  
> No list -2-
>> The best I can suggest without further information is:
> I'd be glad to send any additional information.
>> If the test list still has the problem then get back to me. If the
>> procedure fixes the problem then also let me know.
> Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give it a try and report back.
> Kaja

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