[Mailman-Users] site administration question
larryj at gsu.edu
Mon Aug 21 21:21:06 CEST 2006
> > First question -- do we really need the zipped up copy, while the
> > unzipped version is in the directory? Are there any local settings we
> > can do to optimize space until we've moved to the new machine?
and in response:
On Wed, 2006-08-16 at 14:02 -0700, William Yardley wrote:
> My understanding is that this copy is just to make it easy for people to
> download a compressed archive of the mbox file.
> GZIP_ARCHIVE_TXT_FILES = No
> in Defaults.py
> So you sould see if GZIP_ARCHIVE_TXT_FILES is set in mm_cfg.py.
> After disabling that, I think you should just be able to remove the .gz
Thanks. This worked, with the exception that rather than setting that
variable (which seemed to be set to 'No' by default) I just had to
comment out the cron job "nightly_gzip" (same effect).
Now I have one other related question. The archives directories have
the mbox file of the form:
This file seems to grow indefinitely, and is paralleled by the various
*.txt files broken down by month. We'd like to remove messages older
than a certain date. Reading the Site Administrator Documentation the
best I can infer is that the way to do this would be edit the *mbox file
and run arch to rebuild the html archives. Is this true? Will "arch"
remove the *.txt files corresponding to the deleted messages from the
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