[Mailman-Users] New user comments

Gregory Leblanc GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Thu Jun 15 20:26:45 CEST 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Derek Simkowiak [mailto:dereks at kd-dev.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 11:15 AM
> To: Ted Cabeen
> Cc: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] New user comments 
> -> I have a patch to newlist that has it automatically add 
> the aliases to the 
> -> file.  Do you want it?  Barry, should we put this in 2.0?
> 	Personally, I am against this kind of patch.  I don't want some
> random script messing with my system configuration files.  
> What if it's on
> a (slow, dangerous) networked filesystem?  What if I'm using 
> NIS?  What if
> the script fscks up and I'm left without a backup of my config file?
> 	I just want to have the aliases put into a text file 
> to being printed to the screen), so I don't have to be in an xterm for
> cut'n'paste.

I'm not opposed to this kind of patch, however I do understand the argument.
Would it be hard to add autoconf support with an option like

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