[Mailman-Users] usenet news <-> mailman gateway config question

peter at phmb.biz peter at phmb.biz
Mon Apr 19 02:09:57 CEST 2004

> peter at phmb.biz wrote:
>> I've got the Default.py file updated to have the correct nntp server and
>> the logon details. It should be the ~mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py file,
>> but,
>> as far as I can see from the documentation, the Default.py file is
>> merged
>> with the mm_cfg.py file so it should work.
> The reason you're supposed to put your changes in mm_cfg.py is because if
> you upgrade Mailman, the Default.py is overwritten during the upgrade
> process.  But mm_cfg.py is not overwritten during upgrading so it retains
> your customizations.
> Mailman FAQ Entry
> 4.21. Why make changes in mm_cfg.py NOT Defaults.py ?
> http://python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq04.021.htp
Yes, I understood that, and I've asked the helpful support person to put
it in the right place.

I'm concerned about the cron script falling over though - I'm hoping that
it  is just a symptom of an out of date version of Python.

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