Is the mailing list search system broken?

Wolfram Schneider wosch at
Sun Jul 6 10:48:57 PDT 2003

On 2003-07-04 11:16:10 -0400, Bill Moran wrote:
> stan wrote:
> > I can't seem to get any results, no matter what I search for.
> > Is this broken?
> It certainly appears so ... your email is about the fifth complaining
> of this in the last 48 hours.
> A few temporary workarounds are:
> 1) Go to the mailman home page for the particular list you want to
>     search and use that local search.  For example:
> 2) Use the advanced search on a search engine (such as google)
> I've cc'd the webmaster and doc@ as I have yet to see any response that
> anyone is looking in to this.  It's quite possible that the folks
> responsible for this have yet to be alerted to the breakage.  If fixing
> the general search page will take some time, I'd be willing to generate
> a patch to redirect users from that page to individual search pages for
> the lists.


the search seems to work again after the weekly rebuild 
of the mailing list index. I don't know why it was broken ...


Wolfram Schneider <wosch at>

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