[Mailman-Users] bogus archive directory messages to mailman list

Jim Tittsler jwt at OnJapan.net
Fri Jul 2 16:04:34 CEST 2004

On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 09:31:31PM +0200, Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Each night nightly-gzip creates a complaint about this:
> List kunden-alle has a bogus archive_directory: 
> /usr/local/mailman/archives/private/kunden-alle
> I'm not sure what it means. There's a symlink from private pointing to a 
> non-existant directory in public. I removed that symlink but it still 

It should be the other direction.  By default the archives are
created in the private tree, and a symbolic link is created in
the public tree pointing at them if the archives are to be

> creates the same message. So, what does it want? Do I need to change 
> configuration somewhere? (archiving = no) Or should I have created the 
> directory the symlink was pointing to instead of removing the symlink?

Check the permissions of your private archive directory, and if
it contains the expected *.txt files.  It sounds like mailman
is having trouble writing there.  The message is complaining
that the expected archive files don't exist even though you
have specified archiving and the list claims to have received
at least one post.

If you don't want archiving, you can disable it on the
"Archiving Options" page of the administrative interface.

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