[Mailman-Developers] on the subject of fix_url, list creation with @ is non-intuitive..

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Oct 27 17:19:14 CEST 2004

Joe Rhett wrote:

>On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 12:14:47AM -0400, Terri Oda wrote:
>> >Most _people_ but not most sysadmins.  This isn't my list.  I want to set
>> >up the required settings for the list to function from the command line.
>> When I set up a list as a sysadmin, even for someone else, I invariably 
>> log in to the web interface to make sure it works. :)
>Agreed, but fairly non-trivial to automate ;-0  Thus, command line...

Is I indicated in a previous post, bin/config_list can change it. It
should be fairly simple to script writing "host_name = 'something'" to
a file and then doing bin/config_list -i that_file listname.

>> >It's not like the setting is easy to find or understand for joe user.  
>> >It's our biggest FAQ.
>> Interesting...
>> Do you happen to know where users look for this setting?   If most 
>> people are looking in the same (wrong) place, then maybe it'd make 
>> sense to move the setting there.
>"everywhere" according to them ;-)
>It is probably a labeling thing more than a placement issue.  Anyway, the
>goal is to have the script set up the mailing list in a working manner
>automatically.  If they break it, they break it.  But setting up the list
>in a broken manner and requiring the user to fix it is less useful.

I am curious. I'm not questioning your need, I'm just wondering why you
have a need to create a list in a particular web domain with an email
host different from the one set for that domain in VIRTUAL_HOSTS.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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