[Mailman-Users] Mailman htdig problem

Jim Tittsler jwt at onjapan.net
Sat May 7 09:59:09 CEST 2005

On May 3, 2005, at 06:07, Chris Serenil wrote:

> I have just installed Mailman 2.1.15 with the htdig
> patch 444884 and 444879. The search fails when I have
> a list name with a dot in it. (Example
> fa.dl-testlist). I will get these errors when doing a
> search. If there is no dot it works fine.
> htdig Archives Access Failure
> The requested list cannot be accessed. No list -3-

I don't use those patches, but a quick look suggests that the problem  
you are having is related to this line in sub doit:
if ($query->param('config') =~ /^([^\.]+)(|\.htsearch)$/) {

I'm guessing it is looking for either a bare listname or  
listname.htsearch.  The first group which looks for a string of  
characters that aren't in the set of '.' and '\' isn't a good choice  
for a listname with a dot in it.  (I'm guessing that the author  
didn't really want a \ there, since IIRC '.' isn't special inside a  
Perl character class and so doesn't warrant escaping... but that  
isn't the problem you are encountering.)  My Perl-foo has weakened  
over years of disuse, so it is risky to suggest something I can't  
test.  But since I didn't see any other replies, you might try  
something like:
if ($query->param('config') =~ /^(.*?)(\.htsearch)?$/) {
No warranty is expressed or implied.  If it breaks, you get to keep  
all the pieces.

I don't know if there are other places in the patches that assume  
there are no dots in the listname once you get past this hurdle.

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