[Mailman-Users] Need help with a mailman archiving issue

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Oct 6 05:56:24 CEST 2005

Svend Sorensen wrote:

>On 10/5/05, Richard Feltham wrote:
>> Some time ago, we upgraded to mailman 2.1.5
>> We recently discovered that the web archives have not been updated since.
>> (It is dumping the email in the mboxes fine. It's just not building the web
>> links)
>> I have been scratching my head reading documents trying to figure out what
>> happened.
>> Is there supposed to be a nightly cron job that updates the archives, that
>> we are missing?
>There is: http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/mailman-install/node41.html

Yes, but the only cron that has to do with archives is the
'nightly_gzip' which compresses the text mbox format file. No cron is
involved in updating the HTML archives with new posts. That is
supposed to happen on the fly as posts are received and processed.

>> I can run ./mailman/bin/arch <listname> and it will build the archives for
>> the web interface.
>> What is the proper procedure to build web links for *all* lists?
>> Is there an antry in mm_cfg.py that I am missing that is disabling the
>> building of the web links? Or is there an entry that *should* be there that
>> is not?


is the correct setting for archiving to the list's global mbox file and
the HTML archives. This is the default setting in Defaults.py. If you
have it set to 1 in mm_cfg.py, that would explain your symptom.

Also, the following default settings should not be changed


If this does not explain the problem, it may be a permission issue or ??

Check Mailman's 'error' log for any reports of errors from the archiver.

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