[Mailman-Users] site defaults file
r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Tue May 9 16:19:17 CEST 2006
On 9 May 2006, at 14:29, Steve Campbell wrote:
> How is the mm_cfg.py file and the sitelist.cfg file supposed to
> differ in
> usage? My impression was that mm_cfg.py had the majority of the
> defaults for
> all sites, but is the sitelist.cfg (or a file copied and tailored to a
> specific site) something that can be used to modify individual
> sites upon
> creation? Are both used when creating a site?
mm.cfg is used to configure Mailman's overall behaviour and some per
list defaults. It is read when Mailman qrunners are started and by
most of Mailman's cron and bin scripts.
In general you are going to use mm_cfg to get your Mailman
installation up and running the way you want. telling Mailman about
the email and web hosts it works as, which outbound SMTP server to
sitelist.cfg is aimed at providing a defaults list configuration for
the mandatory site list, usually called "mailman". It is for use with
the bin/config_list to apply those settings to that list. It is also
a model for such per list config templates that you can generate for
setting up particular types of mailing list.
I have never touched sitelist.cfg and I have been running Mailman for
a few years through all versions since MM 2.0.3. However, I do
package list configurations for various types of list for simplifying
setup of new lists, for example my "standard" one way announcement
list, my "standard" closed subscription list with private archives,
my "standard" open subscription list with open archives, etc.
> In other words, what is the purpose of each file?
> Steve Campbell
> campbell at cnpapers.com
> Charleston Newspapers
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