[Mailman-Users] Newbie question - tweaking Mailman and .py files

Dan Mick dan.mick at sun.com
Thu Dec 19 02:29:42 CET 2002

Doug Brandon wrote:

> Mailman is my first exposure to Python.  I've installed Mailman 2.1b6
> and have it running fine.  I've looked through FAQs and list archives,
> and am posting here as a last resort.  Sorry for the newbie question.  :)
> I'm tweaking Mailman/Handlers/CookHeaders.py to experiment with the
> headers on a few announce-only lists which I have created.  I'm 99% sure
> that the changes I'm making should result in visible changes.  In
> particular, I'm using personalized mode and trying to get rid of the
> "Cc:list at domain.com" that mailman automatically inserts.  Anyway, after
> tweaking the .py file, I run python to make sure the .pyc is updated.

You don't need to do that; it's automagic.  If you're paranoid, just delete 
the .pyc.

> I
> figured this is all I would have to do, but no matter what I do, I can't
> seem to make Mailman see any of my changes.  Even something simple like
> commenting out the X-Mailman-Version tag insertion doesn't work.
> I'm probably missing a very obvious step, but I can't figure it out!

Mailman is all daemons now.  Stop and restart with mailmanctl.

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