[Mailman-Users] Mailman customizations...

Greg Stein gstein at lyra.org
Mon Mar 1 07:38:01 CET 1999

jwm at plain.co.nz wrote:
> Greg Stein writes:
>  > Mike Cisar wrote:
>  > >
>  >
>  > The listinfo page is totally customizable. There are two general ways:
>  > edit the template, and punt the template.
> This is incorrect in my experience. Customizable for list
> subscriptions, but not the page that tells you what lists are
> available.

Of course it is incorrect... I thought you meant the individual list
pages, not the summary page :-)

The list overview is NOT customizable without editing. You will need to
edit $prefix/Mailman/Cgi/listinfo.py to make changes to that page.

> ...
> Actually the whole web page output/template interface in the cgi
> scripts looks pretty easy to play with so I might chase up the
> stragglers that need there own templates in my copious free time.

There you go!

>  > The other thing is to write up your own page and have the <FORM> in
>  > there post to the appropirate Mailman URL. A buddy of mine has
>  > subscription pages running on a completely different site. People fill
>  > in the form and it does a POST to the machine that runs Mailman.
> I've got some wrapper scripts that run on the web machine and use ssh
> to execute the actual cgi programs on the machine with mailman on
> it. They run pretty seamlessly, such that partylist at kaos.co.nz is
> accessible directly via http://kaos.org.nz/mailman/listinfo/partylist,
> and all the other virtuals can use the same CGI wrappers.

This seems overkill. Why don't you simply have the form post to that
other machine? Why monkey with SSH setups and simulating a CGI on the
target machine? That seems like a very non-intuitive approach.

This is something like the second or third time where I've heard people
wanting to use SSH to communicate to the other machine. Just post the
form over there.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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