[Mailman-Users] 64 bit encoding

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Nov 5 13:05:32 EST 2015

On 11/05/2015 09:48 AM, Ruben Safir wrote:

>>> /usr/local/apache/conf/mailman/Mailman/Message.py
>>> /usr/local/apache/conf/mailman/Mailman/Message.pyc
> ohh.
> Maybe I did that because I didn't want my cgi-bin directory outside of
> my apache trunk.  It is odd habit I picked up in the last 30 years is
> that I want my webservers restricted to the apache directory tree which
> is /usr/local/apache/
> It didn't occur to be that mailing system binary and script libraries
> would also end up in the apache trunk.

They don't have to, but the real question now is do you have one Mailman
installation in /usr/local/apache/conf/mailman, or do you have a split
installation with some things there and some things in /usr/lib/mailman.

> <VirtualHost *:80>
>     ServerAdmin ruben at mrbrklyn.com
>     DocumentRoot "/usr/local/apache/htdocs/nylxs"
>     ScriptAlias     /mailman/
> /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mailman/cgi-bin/
>     Alias           /mailmanicons/  /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mailman/icons/
>     Alias           /pipermail/
> /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mailman/archives/public/
> <VirtualHost *:80>
>         ServerName   lists.mrbrklyn.com
>         DocumentRoot "/usr/local/apache/htdocs/mailman/"
>         ScriptAlias     /mailman/
> /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mailman/cgi-bin/
>         Alias           /mailmanicons/
> /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mailman/icons/
>         Alias           /pipermail/
> /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mailman/archives/public/

Now it seems that apache is pointed at Mailman stuff in yes a third
place, /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mailman.

How do you start Mailman? Where is the bin/mailmanctl that starts it?
what is in paths.py in the same bin/ directory? Are there any lists with
public archives and if so, are there symlinks in
/usr/local/apache/htdocs/mailman/archives/public/ and where do they point?

Do the web server and the qrunners actually reference the same archives,
data, lists, locks, logs, qfiles and spam directories? Of these, some
are only used by one or the other, but it's absolutely critical that
they reference the same archives, data, lists and locks directories.

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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