[Mailman-Users] hide lists from listinfo page only (leaveonadmin page)
xma at uclink.berkeley.edu
Tue Oct 11 08:57:52 CEST 2005
> By default, Python will only access modules in the Python libraries and
> the directory that contains the current module. Modules in the bin/
> directory for example get around this by importing 'paths' which is
> the bin/paths.py file which sets some additional directories in the
> search paths.
> The easiest way to make this work for testing purposes is just to store
> your test file in the $prefix directory, i.e. the directory that
> contains the Mailman/, bin/, etc. directories.
> A key thing in Python code is indentation because that's how Python
> determines block structure. It is critical that things be indented
> consistently and that either tabs or spaces but not a mixture be used
> for indentation. The above snippet, properly indented looks like
> for name in listnames:
> if name in notshowns:
> mlist = MailList.MailList(name, lock=0)
> if mlist.advertised:
> It is critical that "if name in notshowns:" is indented exactly the
> same amount as "mlist = MailList.MailList(name, lock=0)" and that
> other indentation be preserved exactly as in the original.
Thank you so much for your help. I got it to work!
I found out that I made two errors by testing the script from $PREFIX directory as you suggested.
One was indentation. The other was the failure to clean up all the newlines when I extracted
listnames that I wanted to hide from a file (one listname per line).
Here is what I have now:
myfile = '/var/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/notshown'
noshowns = string.split(open(myfile).read())
for name in listnames:
if name in noshowns:
mlist = MailList.MailList(name, lock=0)
if mm_cfg.VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW and \
mlist.web_page_url.find(hostname) == -1:
# List is for different identity of this host - skip it.
Since I need to store a few hundreds listnames in the file, I wonder if it might be better
to use regular expressions. Five to six regular expressions should be sufficient to match all the
list names I want to hide.
Another option (if it is doable) is to use Mailman's supported advertise feature to hide these
lists from both listinfo and admin page. I will subsequently bring up a third page, either a
"sub-admin" page showing only those hidden course lists, or a "supper admin" page displaying
all lists. The goal is that future upgrades won't entail re-customizing the previously customized
package files. But I am afraid this may turn out to be so complicated as to involve security
wrapper and other matters.
I would be very grateful to have your feed back.
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