[Mailman-Developers] Problem with MM after power outage

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Fri Sep 12 12:42:20 EDT 2003

At 12:35 PM -0400 2003/09/12, Barry Warsaw wrote:

>  Hmm, I don't know what "make it visible on some OSs" would mean. ;)

	So that no hacking is required to make it something the user can 
see and modify.  We'd still be doing the dangerous thing by leaving 
it set to default off (in the case of Linux), but at least we 
wouldn't be requiring that they hack the code in order to be able to 
tweak this option.

	All you should need to do is check the output from `uname -a`.

>  There's a flag in the file with a helpful comment which is easily
>  edited, just not in mm_cfg.py.  There will be a note about it in the
>  release notes for 2.1.3.

	I understand, but there are many people who use mailman on Linux 
who won't be able to make even that kind of simple change.  They 
can't install anything themselves from source, only using rpm. 
Unfortunately, they are likely to be the bulk of the users, and the 
ones most likely to be hurt by this sort of thing.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
     -Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania.

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