[Mailman-Developers] Small contrib script

Lindsay Haisley fmouse at fmp.com
Sat Jan 6 20:54:16 EST 2018

On Sat, 2018-01-06 at 17:16 -0800, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> The problem with what you currently have done is the configured script
> only exists in the source build/contrib directory which will disappear
> if one runs 'make distclean' and which is somewhat obscure to find in
> any case.

True, that. 

> If this is to be truly useful, it should be a bin/ command so it gets
> into the installed Mailman.

I did give that some thought, and it should be a trivial change to put
it in bin rather than build/contrib. I quite agree with you, but I
wasn't sure if this utility conformed to policy for files in the bin
directory. I'll look at the make install code, but I'd guess anything
in bin in the source tree pretty much just gets configured (AC_SUBST)
and then copied to ~mailman/bin during the install (assuming it's
listed in SCRIPTS in Makefile.in).

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