[Mailman-Users] Please help

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Oct 5 18:02:22 CEST 2004

Layne Meier wrote:
>However, and I have to apologize because I know you all have probably 
>discussed this a million times over by now, but I can't get Apache to 
>work and recognize the cgi-bin directory.

Visit the FAQ at http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py and read
article 1.22

>Here's a cut and paste from my httpd.conf file...
>     ScriptAlias /mailman/ /usr/local/mailman/cgi-bin
>     Alias /pipermail/ /usr/local/mailman/archives/public/
>Logs and ht directory...
>     <Directory "/usr/local/mailman/cgi-bin/">
>       AllowOverride None
>       Options None
>       Order allow,deny
>       Allow from all
>     </Directory>
>     <Directory "/usr/local/mailman/archives/public/">
>       Options Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks
>       AllowOverride none
>       Order allow,deny
>       Allow from all
>     </Directory>
>When I try to access my site via http using a URL similar to this:  
>I get a 404 File Not Found error
>Not Found
>The requested URL /mailman/create was not found on this server
>Any ideas/help would be greatly appreciated.

>From the INSTALL document:

8. Common Problems

    Problem:  All Mailman web pages give a 404 File not found error.

    Solution: Your web server has not been set up properly for handling
              Mailman's cgi commands.  Make sure you've:

              1) Configured the web server to give permissions to
              2) Restarted the web server properly.

              Consult your web server's documentation for instructions
              on how to do these things.

It seems you've done step 1). Have you done step 2)?

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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