[Mailman-Users] Trouble changing web_page_url

Richard richard at KarmannGhia.org
Wed Mar 5 20:21:13 CET 2014

Earlier, I wrote:
> Hello All,
> My system that serves both email and mailman sits behind a firewall. Email 
> gets forwarded on by a gateway / firewall, and web access comes from a 
> different server machine that sits on the boundary - has access to both 
> networks, internal and external - and users get to mailman's web features 
> through use of an Apache mechanism I can't quite recite to you now. If the 
> user has the correct URL, everything works fine, but the automatically 
> generated web pages and text at header / footer of emails is wrong, and, in 
> particular that of welcome messages for new people.

Please note that this is a particular problem for accessing attachments 
from the archive - the URL is just plain wrong. This is a big deal...

> I have a list I'd like to update and fix this (more than one, possibly, if I 
> get this figured out!) but recreating it with proper attributes won't be easy 
> as it has a bit of archive to it already. So, I thought I'd simply dump the 
> config, edit the output file and re-import the change, but it won't take. On 
> reloading, it always says, "Non-standard property restored: web_page_url". 
> And, indeed, the parameter is NOT changed. Damn.
> So, I know about the wonderful tools available here: 
> http://www.msapiro.net/scripts/ I looked and found "set_attributes". Great! 
> But while it spits out a few happy looking lines of text and appears to work 
> at first, it returns the same error:
> $ ./set_attributes "web_page_url = 'http://MyDomain.com/mailman/'" myList
> attribute "web_page_url" changed
> Non-standard property restored: web_page_url
> $

For what it's worth, I also tried about every version of what a URL might 
look like - removing 'http://", including on the domain name, etc - 
nothing sticks.    Frustrating!

> -frown-
> How am I supposed to do this?
> Again, to be most precise, mailman is using the system's own internal network 
> name (which I don't want to / can't change) instead of the external domain 
> name I want it to use. I have not found a standard administrator way of 
> setting this value. Note that it's NOT a virtual name! BOTH email and web 
> server are accessable using the same domain name.
> Thanks for any help.
> Richard

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