[Mailman-Users] hold_these_nonmembers

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Fri Aug 10 19:09:04 CEST 2007

On 8/10/07, Par Leijonhufvud wrote:

>  My concern with going that route is twofold:
>         1. Stability over future upgrades

I believe that Mark has already said that this patch (or something 
very much like it) will be added to the official Mailman code in the 
near future, so I would think that the only problem might be that 
it's not incorporated in the very next version and that you might 
have to re-apply the patch when you upgrade.

>         2. I know the list-admins, and I do not trust all of them to get
>            a two step process right every time.

Fair enough.

>  Would my solution work?

Let's go back to that:

|                                                        ... I can extract
| membership lists with the list_members command (using sort and uniq to
| fix any duplications) and then add them using config_list.

As far as this goes, it does seem like it should work.

| Is this a sane plan?  Will the world end if someone is both a member and
| is in the hold_these_nonmembers list,

The world should not end, and Mailman should not crash.

|                                       or can I use one single master
| list of "everyone"? Which takes precendence?

You should be able to have a master list of "everyone", but I 
couldn't tell you which takes precedence.  You'd need to hear from 
Mark, Tokio, or Barry on that.

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