[Mailman-Users] What generates the index.html?

David Kramer david at thekramers.net
Mon Mar 8 00:59:44 CET 2004

I run about eight mailman lists on my server. I noticed that the archive files 
are being created, but the index.html file that links to the monthly archives 
is not being generated, so there were only links to older months.  What 
process is supposed to generate these?  There must be some cron entry or 
other that I'm missing. /etc/cron.d/mailman has:
0 8 * * * mailman /usr/bin/python -S /usr/lib/mailman/cron/checkdbs
0 9 * * * mailman /usr/bin/python -S /usr/lib/mailman/cron/disabled
0 12 * * * mailman /usr/bin/python -S /usr/lib/mailman/cron/senddigests
0 5 1 * * mailman /usr/bin/python -S /usr/lib/mailman/cron/mailpasswds
0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * mailman /usr/bin/python -S /usr/lib/
27 3 * * * mailman /usr/bin/python -S /usr/lib/mailman/cron/nightly_gzip
57 3 * * * mailman /usr/bin/python -S /usr/lib/mailman/cron/nightly_archives

When I try to run nightly_archives by hand, it says "No archives to process.".  
I noticed that the script attempts to open mm_cfg.EDITED_ARCHIVES_FILE, but 
no such file exists on my system.  Is mailman supposed to create/update that 
file whenever a list gets a post?

Background:  Suse 9.0 Professional, mailman-2.1.2-44.

First post to the list; sorry if this has been covered.

DDDD   David Kramer         david at thekramers.net       http://thekramers.net
DKK D  "If you don't know what your program is supposed to do,
DK KD  you'd better not start writing it."
DDDD                                  -Edsger Wybe Dijkstra, RIP 1930 - 2002

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