[Mailman-Developers] [Mailman-Users] mailman user password

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Mon Aug 10 14:06:28 CEST 2009

On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 05:26:21PM +0200, Bernd 'Siggy' Brentrup wrote:
> Sorry Adam for hijacking, I'm not subscribed to mm-users.

no prob!

> > Would it too much to ask for the 'old' (read 'current') scripts/commands
> > to be aliased: at least in the first few releases?
> > 
> >     e.g., for 'list_members' to link to 'mailman listmembers'
> > 
> > Perhaps as an install/configure/compilation option?
> >     "Create old-style links?"
> >     --old-style-links
> You might contribute some shell scripts simulating old behavior,
> a Debian package would then ask an additional debconf question
> whether to install these compatibility scripts or not.

I'll see what comes out, before committing to write scripts for
Debian &c. I've been known to whine about 'Debian policy': some 
Debianistic traits annoy me (having came to Debian via BSD).

Saying that, a new version may be a good chance to migrate/re-write
the scripts I've been using for some time: what may be quite useful is
something to hunt various directory trees for references to 'old
mailman' commands, and offer replacements for 'new mailman'. 

I'd probably write something that would do that, for my own installs,
so it's not too bad releasing back to the community. (although I tend
to license stuff under (Attribute Share-Alike) Creative Commons.)

If tin whistles are made of tin, what are foghorns made of?

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