[Mailman-Users] Config_list doesn't copy the "Public HTML Pages"
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed Sep 6 08:37:28 CEST 2006
At 2:30 PM +0900 2006-09-06, <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:
> > > 1. Is there some way to get config_list to do this?
> > Not that I know of, at least not without making source-code level
> > changes to the tool.
> This really ought to be fixed. I don't know if the templates are even
> stored in there (I thought they were on the file system somewhere) but
> there are a number of other things that would be nice to have a better
> interface than "bin/with_list" for, like recording/setting the list's
The templates are stored in the filesystem, in a variety of different
places depending on whether you're talking about the standard
as-shipped language dependent versions, the standard as-shipped
language independent versions, the site-wide language independent
versions, site-wide language dependent versions, list-specific
language independent versions, or list-specific language dependent
versions, and that's just the six different potential combinations
that I can come up with off the top of my head -- I'm pretty sure
that there are some others that I haven't thought of.
How you would pick and choose which specific templates are to be
considered as part of the configuration for a given list would be a
complex subject. Do you copy the site-wide versions or not? If you
do copy them, do you install them in the list-specific locations on
the other end, or do you install them in the appropriate site-wide
location? And what if there are conflicts?
This starts to get real messy, real quick.
> But config_list knows only about a subset of configuration variables.
Right. My understanding is that templates are not considered part of
a list configuration, and config_list has always seemed to me to be
kind of a quick-n-dirty tool, and never intended to be a
be-all/do-all 1000000% perfect list duplication management system.
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