[Mailman-Users] Private archive is public after migration!

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Mon Mar 10 02:03:45 CET 2003

Make sure the archive settings are correct for the lists in question.
Now, since you moved over the Mbox files for the lists, delete the files
in the current archives for those lists:

Then run ~mailman/bin/arch on the lists to regenerate the html archive
files.  Good Luck - Jon Carnes

On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 09:20, Ramon Cahenzli wrote:
> Hello
> I recently had to migrate from one machine to the other, and thought a
> mailman upgrade might be in order too. So I installed 2.1.1 on a stock
> RedHat 8.0 with the sendmail 8.12.8 security update. I copied the lists/*
> and archives/* directories over to the new box. Using ./withlist -l -r
> fix_url (list) and ./arch (list) for every list, I made sure the archives
> are up to date and that the URLs for everything are okay.
> Things worked nicely. All the lists are active again, the web interface
> works etc. However, there are two problems with the archives:
> - Out of all the private archives, one is public!
> - When viewing list archives by author or subject, every single entry in
> every archive is printed twice. In thread view, things are okay.
> The first problem is the deadlier one. 9 of the lists have private
> archives set up, but only 8 of them work. The list is not available at
> http://foo.bar/pipermail/listname/, but it's available just fine for
> anyone at http://foo.bar/mailman/private/listname/. On the list info page,
> the archives are marked as "for list members only", but the link lets
> anyone view them.
> I tried toggling private archiving on and off for this list, but it
> doesn't change anything except making the required symlinks and showing
> the archive under /pipermail.
> The duplicate archive entry problem would be nice to solve too, but this
> private archive thing is clearly more important. Is there anything I
> could've overlooked while migrating? It's odd because everything else
> works perfectly and I haven't had any negative feedback from list
> maintainers.
> Thanks a lot.
> Ramon
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