Mailman setup

Jeffrey Goldberg jeffrey at
Fri Apr 13 20:50:47 UTC 2007

On Apr 13, 2007, at 12:42 PM, David Southwell wrote:

> The path to my virtual webs is
> /usr2/virtualwebs/
> In attempting to create the first list I received no advice email  
> from the
> list but did find the following errors in httpd-errors-log
> [Fri Apr 13 10:16:55 2007] [error] [client] File does not
> exist: /usr2/virtualwebs/, referer:
> [Fri Apr 13 10:16:55 2007] [error] [client] File does not
> exist: /usr2/virtualwebs/, referer:

Those errors are probably not related to why you received no mail.

> I then tried:
> [root at dns1 /usr/local/mailman]# fgrep -R usr2 ./*
> ./Mailman/ = '/usr2/virtualwebs/icons/'
> Binary file ./Mailman/mm_cfg.pyc matches
> ./Mailman/ = '/usr2/virtualwebs/icons/'
> [root at dns1 /usr/local/mailman]#
> After some digging around I find that mailman is looking for the  
> icons in
> rather than in
> /usr2/virtualwebs/icons
> My has the following entry line:
> IMAGE_LOGOS = '/usr2/virtualwebs/icons/'
> so it seems as though the path is being read as relative
> to /usr2/virtualwebs/ rather than as an absolute path.

Yes, that is what is described in the comments in before  
the IMAGE_LOGOS setting.

> How can I change this behaviour?

Why do you wish to change it?  Just leave it as the default.

Also recall that you should have something like

  Alias /icons "/usr/local/mailman/icons"

in the virtual host configuration for apache.


Jeffrey Goldberg              

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