[Mailman-Users] Scripting newlist gives weird errors!

hesco at greens.org hesco at greens.org
Wed Sep 1 16:48:26 CEST 2004

Hey Mr. Knowles:  

Yes, I now remember being pointed to those at one time.
However our server uses exim, which is why I'm building this
script.  Any idea why a command which works without a hitch
when run on a command line would break down into errors and
hang when run in a perl script as:
	$result = `newlist listname admin pw`; ???

I'm baffled.  Those backticks have traditionally given me
direct access to anything I can do at a shell prompt and I've
never encountered this before.

-- Hugh 

Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 10:09:56 +0200
To: hesco at greens.org
From: Brad Knowles <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Scripting newlist gives weird errors!
Cc: mailman-users at python.org

At 3:19 AM +0000 2004-09-01, hesco at greens.org wrote:

>  I'm developing a script to automate list creation, particularly
>  alias creation.  I'm running into weird errors.

	Note that if you use postfix as your MTA, this process can be 
automated.  See the POSTFIX.README file that should have come as part 
of the Mailman documentation.

	If you use sendmail as your MTA, it is possible to modify the 
above process to work for sendmail instead of postfix.  See 

	However, if you use any other MTA, I'm not aware of an integrated 
method of achieving the same goals.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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