[Mailman-Users] pipermail problem

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Mon Feb 16 22:30:26 CET 2004

On 16 Feb 2004, at 18:58, Obantec Support wrote:

> Hi mailman 2.1.3
> pipermail seems to give odd result when trying to download full raw 
> archive
> mhtml:http://lists.domain.co.uk/pipermail/wibble.mbox/wibble.mbox

With a a properly configured MM installation this is not "pipermail 
giving funny results".

URL's of the form you note are serviced by the web server (presumably 
Apache) delivering a file called wibble.mbox from a directory 
$varprefix/archives/public/wibble.mbox/, courtesy of the /pipermail/ 
Alias definition in its httpd.conf file, to the HTTP client making the 

MM's built-in archiver, pipermail, is only responsible for creating the 
.mbox file, which is plain text file, NOT acting as HTTP server.

> page cannot be displayed.

This problem rpeorted by a web browser could be a result of the MIME 
type the server is identifying for the .mbox file in the HTTP response 
(possible server configuration problem?) or the inability of the web 
client to handle files of that type or size (possible browser 
configuration problem ?). I would normally expect the web server to say 
it was returning a text/plain file.

> Mark
Richard Barrett                               http://www.openinfo.co.uk

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