[Mailman-Users] Mailman and htdig - issues after installing htdig

Scott Race scott at 916networks.com
Sat Aug 21 06:04:06 CEST 2010

Thanks, the instructions from the mailman script fixed that issue.

For the htdig, the URL it goes to after you hit the search button is:


It's just blank, the title is the URL.  Was expecting at least a "No results found" type page.

/var/logs/httpd/error shows nothing except a missing favicon.ico, no other errors at all.

/usr/local/mailman/logs/error doesn't give anything for tonight, last errors in the log are from this morning when I was troubleshooting:

Aug 20 10:36:13 2010 (3918) htsearch for list: mailman_project, existatus: 1
Aug 20 10:44:01 2010 (3951) htsearch for list: mailman_project, existatus: 1
Aug 20 10:48:08 2010 (3983) htsearch for list: mailman_project, cause: cgi, detail: -5-Field count -4- fields:
Aug 20 10:52:43 2010 (4013) IOError reading list extension: [Errno 20] Not a directory: '/usr/local/mailman/archives/private/mailman_project.mbox/mailman_project.mbox/extend.py'

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:mark at msapiro.net] 
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 6:15 PM
To: Scott Race
Cc: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Mailman and htdig - issues after installing htdig

On 8/20/2010 2:24 PM, Scott Race wrote:
> Thank you Mark - looks like mailmanctl was not started, all is well
> after the start.  However if I reboot I have to start mailmanctl
> manually now before mailman will work, thought something should make
> it autostart?

In the download directory after ./configure, there is a shell script
misc/mailman. See this file and the instructions at the beginning.

> And my last challenge is with htdig 3.2.0b6 - the search box is
> there, I can run /cron/nightly_htdig -v mailman_project from command
> line and it works - returns: htdig'ing archive of list:
> mailman_project
> Now, only problem is when I do a search - it just returns a blank
> page.  I found a post in the mailman archives but did not see a
> resolution posted.

What is the URL of the returned page? What is in your apache error log
and Mailman's error log?

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

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