[Mailman-Users] nginx + fcgiwrap, web interface problems

Jon Evans cdawzrd at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 18:09:12 CEST 2010

When I go to an 'admin' URL, I get the admin overview like you say.  It
would appear that your diagnosis is correct, no arguments are getting passed
to any of the CGI scripts.

I replaced "include fastcgi_params;" with the large list of individual
params for debugging purposes.  I have a new pastebin (
http://pastebin.com/N5C66FpP) that shows the difference between nginx's
fastcgi_params include and what is in my config.  There is nothing missing
from my config, in other words.

I just tested the regex, and it seems to appropriately split the path into,
for example,
PATH_INFO = /list-name/admin
PATH_TRANSLATED = /usr/lib/cgi-bin/mailman/admin/list-name/admin
SCRIPT_FILENAME = /usr/lib/cgi-bin/mailman/admin

I will keep playing with the variables and see if I get anywhere.  Thanks
for the leads!


On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> Jon Evans wrote:
> >
> >I am trying to configure Mailman on a system using nginx, and fcgiwrap for
> >CGI, according to this guide: http://wiki.nginx.org/Mailman
> >
> >After doing so, I have a problem:  The main listinfo page displays, and
> >shows my public lists, but all other links redirect back to listinfo.  I
> >can't get to any specific list information page, and I can't get to any
> >parts of the admin for any list.
> Caveat - I know virtually nothing about nginx, fcgiwrap and fastcgi.
> It appears that PATH_INFO is not properly set (actually not set at all)
> in the environment passed to the Mailman CGIs. A URL like
>  http://www.example.com/mailman/sss/aaa/bbb/ccc
> should invoke the Mailman CGI named sss and pass PATH_INFO=/aaa/bbb/ccc.
> From what I see in your nginx config, things like
>   fastcgi_split_path_info (^/mailman/[^/]*)(.*)$;
> and
>   fastcgi_param PATH_INFO $fastcgi_path_info;
> should do this, but compared to the guide at
> http://wiki.nginx.org/Mailman you are missing
>   include fastcgi_params;
> which could be the problem.
> When you go to an 'admin' URL, do you get the admin overview page? This
> would be consistent with missing PATH_INFO.
> --
> 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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