[Mailman-Developers] PHP Wrappers?

Joshua Ginsberg jag at fsf.org
Wed Nov 16 21:01:57 CET 2005

This would be something that could take advantage of the XMLRPC patch
under review:


See also:



On Wed, 2005-11-16 at 13:12 -0400, Adrian Wells wrote:
> Hello.  How might one configure Mailman (version 2.1.6) list settings
> using PHP scripts?  The goal is to configure Mailman list settings such as
> domain name of list, non-digest footer, set welcome/goodbye messages, etc.
>  An approach that comes to mind is to use bin/config_list.  This would
> require writing/reading files and using bin/config_list to process them. 
> Is there another recommended or preferred way to accomplish this?
> There was a post about "PHP Wrappers" which suggested, "...just use a
> setuid mailman wrapper script that does caller-checking to see if it's
> called correctly, by the right user, and with 'safe' values"
> <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-developers/2001-March/008421.html>.
>  This was recommended over simply adding the www user to the mailman group.
> I do not completely understand how one creates a setuid mailman wrapper
> script.  Is this a matter of creating something similar to mail-wrapper.c?
> If someone has written a wrapper script or has some good resources further
> explaining this to share and is willing to do so, I would appreciate it. 
> Thank you,
> -Adrian
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Joshua Ginsberg <jag at fsf.org>
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