[Mailman-Users] Just archives

David Dyer-Bennet dd-b at dd-b.net
Fri Sep 1 20:55:27 CEST 2006

On 9/1/06, Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:
> David Dyer-Bennet wrote:
> >
> >I believe I need to do more to configure the list, so that for example
> >the list name appears somewhere on the archive pages.  I'm not yet
> >sure if I should do this via command line tools, or if I need to hook
> >it up so the list admin web pages work on this private copy of
> >mailman.
> The list's real_name attribute is what will appear in the archive web
> pages. This is the listname given to bin/newlist with possible
> capitalization differences. You can modify the capitalization if
> desired with bin/config_list before running bin/arch. Once you've run
> bin/arch, it's built in to the web pages (you can run bin/arch --wipe
> to rebuild them)

Ah, config_list is what I'm looking for I'm sure.  Thanks!

I've looked at the output of the tests, of course, so I know the
archives are all static; that's one reason I'm taking this approach,
it's a do-once-and-back-up scenario, it won't need any future effort
once it's done.

I'm hoping arch doesn't choke on the 43MB mbox file.

> You don't need to run the web interface for anything assuming the
> archive is 'public'. Also, since the archive is static, you don't need
> the list (or Mailman) at all after the archive is created.

Since I'm running everything as user ddb and user ddb owns everything,
even private archives should be accessible.  Doesn't matter, for this
purpose I'm setting them up as public (I'm not even doing this on the
destination system, they'll be tared up and moved when I get them

> You may wish to write some kind of script to remove the 'more
> information about this list' links from the contents and index pages.

Or change the template, as someone suggested.

For the couple of extinct lists I should do something like that (or
point it to the page explaining what the list *was* and that it's

For the big list, it's still active, so I'm pointing to it's live
page.  I'm just getting old archives together to put online.  I'm not
merging them into the new archives because of peculiarities in
Dreamhosts support of mailman -- while I control evertyhing through
the mailman web pages, I don't actually have filesystem visibility
into any of it, not even readonly.  So the old archives will be
separate from the new archives.
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