Once upon a time, one group of users decided that they need a list called Assistent/Inn/En@wu-wien.ac.at and it took me a while to convince them, that the / would not work so they accepted Assistent.Inn.En@wu-wien.ac.at which worked quite well on Listproc...
Today I moved the list, everything went fine except that the archives were not accessible from the list overview page.
I tracked this problem down to Mailman/Cgi/private.py where this function is defined, which strips an extension from the directory name:
| def getListName(path): | component = string.split(path, os.sep) | root, ext = os.path.splitext(component) | return root
If component is returned instead of root, everything seems to be working fine for this list and the other lists without dots in their name.
Why should an extension be stripped? Is this a bug, a feature, or something that was left over from VMS times?
P.S.: Yesterday I mailed an message about the problems our users have with automatically generated passwords. Neither my collegue nor I seem to have received the article, also, no flames appeared either ;) The article has been archived as
Did something go wrong with that?
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