[Mailman-Users] Database

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Sep 20 16:58:17 CEST 2005

At 11:13 AM +0200 2005-09-20, Stefan Henrico wrote:

>  I'm just curious - does the Pipermail script use text files only, or is the
>  information stored in some sort of database? That would make my life really
>  easier.

	There are unsupported patches for an LDAP member adapter (and 
similar tools), but they are for storing information about the users 
and the lists into a database.  So far as I know, no one else has 
come up with any patches for any other parts of the system to use a 
database as a backend.

	Pipermail itself takes 7th edition "mbox" formatted mailboxes 
(text files, actually) as input, and creates ".html" files (another 
special case of text file) and other types of text files as output. 
No databases here.

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