[Mailman-Users] Error while searching the archives

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Jul 18 20:36:29 EDT 2016

On 07/18/2016 03:17 AM, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> I have a strange problem here. When I try a search on my list archives, I
> see this on the browser:
> Bug in Mailman version 2.1.22
> And in the error log I see the details here ->:
> http://gw.kictanet.or.ke/~wash/error.txt

The traceback is

> admin(46841): Traceback (most recent call last):
> admin(46841):   File "/usr/local/mailman/scripts/driver", line 117, in run_main
> admin(46841):     main()
> admin(46841):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/mmsearch.py", line 213, in main
> admin(46841):     child = Popen(cmd, stdin=PIPE, stdout=PIPE)
> admin(46841):   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 710, in __init__
> admin(46841):     errread, errwrite)
> admin(46841):   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 1335, in _execute_child
> admin(46841):     raise child_exception
> admin(46841): OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

which says Popen can't execute cmd because of the Errno2, No such file 
or directory.

cmd is whatever you have configured for HTDIG_HTSEARCH_PATH in 
mm_cfg.py. The default in Defaults.py is

HTDIG_HTSEARCH_PATH = '/usr/local/bin/htsearch'

Does HTDIG_HTSEARCH_PATH contain a path to the htdig htsearch program in 
your installation?

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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