[Mailman-Users] Can't run mm_cfg.py

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Jun 1 18:18:04 CEST 2006

At 12:14 PM -0400 2006-06-01, Carl Fink wrote:

>  I actually did restart Mailman, with no errors, and so far it seems to have
>  taken my changes.  If mm_cfg is just there to be read from, why is it a
>  script instead of a text file /etc/mailman?

	Because with a text /etc/mailman.cf configuration file, you then 
have to write a program to parse that content and to deal with all 
possible exceptions.

	When the configuration is done in the Python language in a Python 
script, you can let Python do all the parsing, and do the equivalent 
of "#include" in order to pull in all your configuration details.

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

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