[Mailman-Users] Difficulties with mailman 2.1.5
alan at patriot.net
Fri Nov 17 21:10:58 CET 2006
Hi, Brad, I've been silent, uncourteously not thanking you
for your helpful message, because I wanted to act on
your suggestions before replying.
I have been in touch with the tech staff at PatriotNet(to
whom I'm cc-ing this, and they have responded that they
are running Debian, with its well-known system of upgrades,
security fixes, etc. I run Debian at home, so I know a
little about this.
On Sat, Nov 11, 2006 at 08:08:39PM -0600, Brad Knowles wrote:
> At 3:47 PM -0500 11/11/06, Alan McConnell wrote:
> > 1. It often takes two or more repetitions to log on to the
> > administrative page. I am always careful about typing my
> > password.
> On first blush, this sounds a lot like the problem discussed in FAQ
I now can log in without repeating the process.
> > 2. When I go to the Membership Management/mass subscription
> > page to subscribe a new member, this subscription often does
> > not "take". I get a nice screen saying "X is successfully
. . . .
> My guess is that this is related to issue #1 above, and if you can
> get that problem fixed then this one seems that it would be likely to
> also go away.
I haven't added anyone recently. I'll monitor this.
> > 3. Worst of all: I want messages sent by our members to be
> > sent also to the member that sent them. This is not at present
> > occurring. I have _not_ checked the button in
. . .
> I'm not sure what to tell you.
> You've checked the two things I know of to check, and yet you're
> seeing precisely the kind of behaviour we would expect when these
> features are used.
I couldn't test this, but a PatriotNet sysadmin checked this;
he sent a TEST message, and assures me that he got it back.
> One thing that would help is if your ISP was running the latest
> version of Mailman -- we're now on version 2.1.9. There have been a
Yes. My question, addressed to you, or to any Debian
experts here is: using the Debian upgrade/update system,
will the improvements of 2.1.9 by now have propagated to
the PatriotNet system? Debian puts a big focus on security.
But, as I indicated above, it does seem that the system
is better now. (However the bottom LH corner of the admin
screens still say version 2.1.5 ! ? )
Any comments from you or other experts would be much appreciated.
Again, thanks for your help!
Alan McConnell : http://patriot.net/users/alan
"The intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."
Impeachment proceedings should be started immediately.
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