[Mailman-Users] Re: cant access public archive from the Net

Ben Edwards ben at videonetwork.org
Fri Oct 10 03:44:29 CEST 2003

>       I'm still getting a log in for a private archive at 
> http://lists.serverone.co.uk/mailman/private/bfm .  It can't be both, and 
> something still lives there.  This also shows up in your locate results, 
> lots of stuff under the private/bfm .

I guess the list was set up, some mail was sent whan the archive was
private, I made it public and more email was sent.  However I seem to
remember the lists are public by default so this seems unlickly.

> >Which seems to be the archive. I cant find any directory called
> >pipermail on the server.
>       And you won't - it's a virtual directory created when the virtual 
> files are created.  What is in /usr/local/mailman/archives/public/bfm 
> should show up on-line as http://lists.serverone.co.uk/pipermail/bfm .  I 
> suspect you have wrong aliases set in /etc/aliases.  You need to remove the 
> aliases for the private archive, add the ones for the public archive, and 
> probably run `newaliases' .  I don't know if it matters, but I'd remove the 
> old list completely (from the web or the command line) before changing the 
> aliases.  As I recall removing a list does not by default remove the 
> archives, so you could move the archives to the public list if you want.
>       I also wonder how you were able to create a new list with the same 
> name as an existing list?  Maybe it did not create it, and you need to 
> remove the old one, create the new one, then do the aliases.

Didn't realise public and private lists had different /etc/aliases,
anyway here are the bfm ones:-

## bfm mailing list
bfm:              "|/etc/smrsh/mailman post bfm"
bfm-admin:        "|/etc/smrsh/mailman admin bfm"
bfm-bounces:      "|/etc/smrsh/mailman bounces bfm"
bfm-confirm:      "|/etc/smrsh/mailman confirm bfm"
bfm-join:         "|/etc/smrsh/mailman join bfm"
bfm-leave:        "|/etc/smrsh/mailman leave bfm"
bfm-owner:        "|/etc/smrsh/mailman owner bfm"
bfm-request:      "|/etc/smrsh/mailman request bfm"

Also here is what is in /usr/local/mailman/archives/public/bfm

[ben at oak ben]$ ls -l /usr/local/mailman/archives/public/bfm
lrwxrwxrwx    1 apache   mailman        39 Sep 25 14:27
/usr/local/mailman/archives/public/bfm ->
[ben at oak ben]$ cd /usr/local/mailman/archives/public/bfm
[ben at oak bfm]$ ls -l
total 40
drwxrwsr-x    2 mailman  mailman      4096 Jun 27 14:26 2003-June
-rw-rw-r--    1 mailman  mailman      4436 Jun 27 14:26 2003-June.txt
-rw-rw-r--    1 mailman  mailman      1236 Jun 28 03:27 2003-June.txt.gz
drwxrwsr-x    2 mailman  mailman      4096 Sep 25 11:21 2003q3
-rw-rw-r--    1 mailman  mailman      2696 Sep 25 11:21 2003q3.txt
-rw-rw-r--    1 mailman  mailman       951 Sep 26 03:27 2003q3.txt.gz
drwxrws---    2 mailman  mailman      4096 Sep 25 11:21 database
-rw-rw-rw-    1 apache   mailman      1530 Sep 25 11:21 index.html
-rw-rw----    1 mailman  mailman       846 Sep 25 11:21 pipermail.pck


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