[Mailman-Users] Mailman 2.1.2 and htdig again.

Glenn Sieb ges+lists at wingfoot.org
Thu Sep 4 00:50:11 CEST 2003

Ok. I've finally got some time (between work and things going on with my
parents lately) to try and fix this problem.

I've moved my old mailman directory. I've reconfigured and recompiled
2.1.2 with the following patches (in order):


did a bare ./configure
did a make install

Created the mailman site list

Created a site password

Downloaded & installed postfix-to-mailman-2.1.py

Restarted postfix, launched mailmanctl, sent test message to new list,
test3 at lists.wingfoot.org.

Message was added to archive. I go to archive--I can read it fine... I
even went at this point and ran /usr/local/bin/python -S
/usr/local/mailman/cron/nightly_htdig to be sure things were built... then
went to search the archive.

I get this:
htdig Archives Access Failure
The requested list cannot be accessed. test3:test3.htsearch

If you want to make another attempt to access a list archive then go via
the list users information page.

If this problem persists then please e-mail the following information to
the mailman at lists.wingfoot.org:


In /usr/local/mailman/logs/error:

Sep 03 18:40:36 2003 (29336) htsearch for list: test3.htsearch, cause:
list, detail: test3:test3.htsearch
Sep 03 18:42:00 2003 (29565) htsearch for list: test3.htsearch, cause:
list, detail: test3:test3.htsearch

/usr/local/mailman/archives 614 $ ls -l
total 1
drwxrwsr-x  2 root  mailman  512 Sep  3 18:40 htdig
drwxrws--x  4 root  mailman  512 Sep  3 18:35 private
drwxrwsr-x  2 root  mailman  512 Sep  3 18:35 public

/usr/local/mailman/archives/htdig 617 $ ls -l
total 1
lrwxrwxrwx  1 mailman  mailman  58 Sep  3 18:40 test3.conf ->
lrwxrwxrwx  1 mailman  mailman  67 Sep  3 18:40 test3.htsearch.conf ->

/usr/local/mailman/archives/private/test3/htdig 619 $ ls -l
total 1
-rw-rw-r--  1 root     mailman  3072 Sep  3 18:41 db.docdb
-rw-rw-r--  1 root     mailman  2048 Sep  3 18:41 db.docs.index
-rw-rw-r--  1 root     mailman   482 Sep  3 18:41 db.wordlist
-rw-rw-r--  1 root     mailman  2048 Sep  3 18:41 db.words.db
-rw-rw-r--  1 root     mailman     0 Sep  3 18:41 rundig_last_run
-rw-rw-rw-  1 mailman  mailman  3622 Sep  3 18:40 test3.conf
-rw-rw-rw-  1 mailman  mailman  3625 Sep  3 18:40 test3.htsearch.conf

Attached are my test3.conf and test3.htsearch.conf files

I have temporarily killed mailman until I get this resolved. If there are
any other files I'm missing, or anything else that I can do to help get
this debugged, please let me know.

As always, thank you all for your help, in advance.

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