[Mailman-Users] Changes to archive pages
Paul H Byerly
paul at thcwd.com
Thu May 1 20:06:33 CEST 2003
Richard Barrett, who's children I bless to seven generations, wrote:
>In the light of your experience I took a more comprehensive look at the
>source code and tried using the alternative template locations on my MM
>test system; I do not actually use this feature on my MM production system.
>The code that actually gets templates from the file system uses a caching
>scheme for the contents of template files, presumably for performance reasons.
>In my view, the caching scheme is broken because the key to the cache only
>uses the name of the template file and the language. Thus, once a file for
>a given langauge has been cached, regardless of which of the sources it
>was obtained from, it is that template that is used from the cache by all
>lists, regardless of the existence of a template in a preferred source in
>the file system for any given list.
I think that is what the note at the top of the HyperArch.py file was
>I have produced a patch file to fix the problem which you can obtain from
>sourceforge at the following URL:
>If you would like to try the patch and let me know if, with it, MM finally
>produces the results you expected.
I applied the second version of the patch, and that did it. Putting
the file archive.html in $prefix/lists/<listname>/<language>/ results in
the changes on all new archived posts for <listname>. Also, changes to the
file are picked up WITHOUT a mailmanctl restart, as is the case with other
Many many thanks.
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