[Mailman-Users] How do I Modify welcome message ?

phf1 at free.fr phf1 at free.fr
Thu Jun 5 09:23:10 CEST 2003

Thank you for the first question, I will try to find what I'm looking for.

For the second question (why I can see archives when they are private but not 
when they are public), here is my httpd.conf:

I don't understand why I still get this "forbidden error".

<VirtualHost xx.xx.xx.xx>
ServerName mailman.xx.com
DocumentRoot /home/mailman/templates/fr/
AddHandler cgi-script *
ScriptAlias /mailman/ /home/mailman/cgi-bin/
Alias /pipermail/ /home/mailman/archives/public/
User mailman
Group mailman
<Directory /home/mailman/archives/public>
        AddDefaultCharset Off
        Options FollowSymLinks
        order allow,deny
        allow from all

Thank you


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phf1 at free.fr wrote:
> I would like to simplify the welcome message generated by Mailman.
> What do I have to do?

What version of Mailman?  It's slightly different in 2.0 and 2.1.  I'll
assume 2.1, since that's the latest stable.  Check the archives for details
on 2.0.

Here's the explanation in the comments of Mailman/Utils.py:

    # When looking for a template in a specific language, there are 4 places
    # that are searched, in this order:
    # 1. the list-specific language directory
    #    lists/<listname>/<language>
    # 2. the domain-specific language directory
    #    templates/<list.host_name>/<language>
    # 3. the site-wide language directory
    #    templates/site/<language>
    # 4. the global default language directory
    #    templates/<language>

> A second question: the archives when they are private, they are visible, but
> when they are public, I get the followiong error:
> "
> Forbidden
> You don't have permission to access /pipermail/fede-scop/ on this server."
> What do I have to do to make the archives public ?

Did you add the apache directives as the INSTALL file instructs?  Something
like this:

    Alias /pipermail/ $varprefix/archives/public/

Here's what I have for the archives in my httpd.conf:

    Alias /pipermail/ /var/mailman/archives/public/
    <Directory /var/mailman/archives>
        Options +FollowSymlinks


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