[Mailman-Users] help re: web_page_url and virtual hosts

Thomas C. Fischer fischer at tcf.de
Fri Nov 14 16:08:46 CET 2003

Hi Richard, hi Dave,

> > Unfortunately, all the message components that contain the web_page_url
> > string variable have it evaluating to one domain name (usually the
> > wrong
> > one) even though components using host_name evaluate to each list's
> > correct domain.
> >
> This FAQ entry my be of use:
> http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq04.029.htp

Forgive me when I laugh... This FAQ entry is quoted every single time
someone asks about URLs in mailman. And I have never met anybody whose
problem got solved through reading it...

I am using mailman for quite a while now and I still haven't managed to
set the URL correctly from the start. The way I do it now is to set up a
list, ignore the mail to the list admin and change the URL manually with

./withlist -l -r fix_url mylistname -v -u my.webhost.name

However I am still very interested in finding people who managed to
configure mailman in a way that the URL gets set correctly right from the

Look here:

DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'mailhost.name'
DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'my.webhost.name'
DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN = 'https://%s/mailman/'

Now tell my why this doesn't do the trick?! The mail for the list admin
still has the link


But instead of mailhost.name it should have my.webhost.name, don't you

Well, as usual: Any help is greatly appreciated!

Best regards,

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