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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] disabling mailman html archiving

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] disabling mailman html archiving
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 19:03:16 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Thu, Apr 02, 2009 at 06:58:01PM -0500, Karl Berry wrote:
> Hello sysadmins and savannah hackers,
> I have the impression that the web archives on all go
> through mharc (~mharc), and the html archives that are generated by
> mailman (in /var/mailman/archives/{private,public}, minus the .mbox
> directories) are not used at all.
> If that's right, couldn't we save some cpu and disk by telling mailman
> not to bother with its html archiving in the first place?  Specifically,
> by setting
> in /var/mailman/Mailman/  (That file is only writable to root.)
> The default in is 2, for both mbox and html; 1 = just mbox.
> Then we could also rm -rf all of mailman's non-.mbox directories (not
> that disk space is a problem right now, I realize).


Mailman still handles private archives.

There are also cases when private becomes public or vice-versa, so
it's more complicated than just removing all the current archives.


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