Mailman issues

Mark Doliner mark at
Thu Dec 5 01:28:22 EST 2013

Ok, I believe this is fixed now. I'm using this email as a test.

Last week (Wednesday or Thursday) I spontaneously decided to try to
change mailman-related links (email footers, links to and from the
pipermail archives, etc) to point to the https versions of
and instead of http.

/etc/mailman/ from http to https. This didn't seem to be
quite sufficient. The Internet suggested running this command:
> /usr/lib/mailman/bin/withlist -l -a -r fix_url

That updates the URLs for all mailing lists to use the default values
from the config files. This was correct for our lists, but
was incorrect for our lists. Sorry.

I ran these commands:
> /usr/lib/mailman/bin/withlist -l -r fix_url board -u
> /usr/lib/mailman/bin/withlist -l -r fix_url discussion -u
> /usr/lib/mailman/bin/withlist -l -r fix_url messagestyles -u
> /usr/lib/mailman/bin/withlist -l -r fix_url openim -u

I also added this line to /etc/mailman/
    add_virtualhost('', '')
I think it's not necessary and I'm not sure where that would help us
(maybe only if we wanted to create a new mailing list
via a web interface?), but I don't think it hurts us and it should be
more correct.

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