[Mailman-Developers] on the subject of fix_url,
list creation with @ is non-intuitive..
jrhett at meer.net
Fri Oct 29 10:14:08 CEST 2004
> We use config_list to set some specific options for each of our lists.
> We have completely automated the mailman list setup and it has worked
> without any human intervention for our 5000+ lists. Just create a
> config_list template file by outputting the configuration for an
> existing list and then write your script to set the variables you want
> and then load those into the list.
Yes, yes, with many lines of code I can output from an existing list (and
check return code and validate the data just in case that list is foobar)
and then parse/replace variables, and then reload those into the list and
again check return codes and validate everything works.
In fact, I have already done all of that work. I did it differently, by
invoking newlist and then using just the new parameters with config_list.
I was wondering if I should submit it for the contrib section.
Then, it struck me that this entire 180 lines script could be completely
replaced by a single option on the newlist command. And that single option
would be useful for many different environments, without any of the
built-in assumptions that a script like yours or mine has to make.
So I'm not trying to say: make this work for me -- already does
I am trying to say: This is too much work for how simple the solution is,
and a general purpose solution would solve the problem for many, many sites.
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