[Mailman-Users] After making changes to Defaults.py or mm_cfg.py

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Mon May 3 08:03:08 CEST 2004

On 2 May 2004, at 05:45, Eric Pretorious wrote:

> $prefix/bin/withlist doesn't seem to work now... (i.e., It worked  
> yesterday!)
>> away mailman # bin/newlist bod at sunnyvalemetro.org

Your problem may start with the domain you are specifying in the  
newlist command.

This command accepts the domain of the URL host NOT that of the mail  

The mm_cfg entries you show below add a virtual host with a URL host of  
mail.sunnyvalemetro.org and EMAIL host of sunnyvalemetro.org.

You should probably have said:

     away mailman # bin/newlist bod at mail.sunnyvalemetro.org

Your actual use of the newlist specifies a URL host that is not a key  
in the VIRTUALHOSTS dictionary. The consequence is that, in this case,  
the domain specified to the command is being used to form both URLs and  
email host for the list being created; it is just 'coincidence' that  
the email host is the same as the value one of key/value the entries  
that is in the  VIRTUALHOSTS dictionary.

Run newlist with the -h option and read the output carefully to see  
what I mean.

>> Enter the email of the person running the list: ericp at he.net
>> Initial bod password:
>> Hit enter to notify bod owner...
>> away mailman #  bin/withlist -l -r fix_url bod -v
>> Importing fix_url...
>> Running fix_url.fix_url()...
>> Loading list bod (locked)
>> Setting web_page_url to: http://mail.leaguehost.net/mailman/
>> Setting host_name to: leaguehost.net
>> Saving list
>> Finalizing
> (Notice that the domain's been changed from 'sunnyvalemetro.org' to
> 'leaguehost.net'.)
> What's causing this?

You did not specify a domain to the fix_url.py and so the values of  
DEFAULT_URL_HOST and DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST have been used. Presumably your  
DEFAULT_URL_HOST and DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST respectively are set to  
mail.leaguehost.net and leaguehost.net in your Defaults.py. Your  
extract from mm_cfg.py does not indicate you have attempted to override  
these assignments in mm_cfg.py

> --  
> Eric P.
> Sunnyvale, CA
> =========mm_cfg.py:============
> MTA = 'Postfix'
> add_virtualhost('mail.sunnyvalemetro.org','sunnyvalemetro.org')
> POSTFIX_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS = ['sunnyvalemetro.org']
> =========mm_cfg.py:============
> ----------  Forwarded Message  ----------
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] After making changes to Defaults.py or  
> mm_cfg.py
> Date: Friday 30 April 2004 09:21 pm
> From: Eric Pretorious <eric at pretorious.net>
> To: Brad Knowles <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
> Cc: mailman-users at python.org
> On Saturday 01 May 2004 06:15 pm, you wrote:
>> 	This is exactly the same sort of issue answered in FAQ 4.29 at
>> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py? 
>> req=show&file=faq04.029.htp>.
> Ah-ha - Now it makes sense! I re-read the page and followed the  
> directions:
>> Existing versus new lists
>> -------------------------
>> Changing these things in mm_cfg.py will now effect new lists.
>> If you want to update existing lists the $prefix/bin/withlist script
>> $prefix/bin/fix_url.py is your friend for resetting things. Just run
>> fix_url.py to get its usage.
> ...and it fixed things.  Thanks!
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