[Mailman-Users] Using with a database and *without* a webserver
geoff at QuiteLikely.com
Fri Jun 29 23:15:06 CEST 2012
On Fri, 29 Jun 2012, Brad Knowles wrote:
> So far as I know, there's no official way to use an SQL database with
> Mailman 2, although there is the MemberAdaptor that you found which is
> believed to work with MySQL. If you'd like to modify the code to work
> with PostgreSQL instead, that would be great!
I would love to! However, this is a time-sensitive deployment (they want
it up by Monday), so making this change when we could simply just run
MySQL instead doesn't really make sense.
> Mailman 3 is intended to be the version that will officially integrate
> with other database technologies through standard Python interface, but
> it's still in early beta right now.
Yeah. I'd love to run Mailman 3 up the stick and use that, but it's not
quite ready and I'm certainly not ready enough to try to get it running
reliably by Monday.
> Mailman was not designed to be used exclusively from the command line.
> There are lots of admin functions that can't be done, or can't be easily
> done, without access to a web server. Of course, that web server could
> always be locked away and accessible only to the admins, but then you
> kind of defeat the purpose of a lot of the Mailman self-provisioning
I thought as much. Without going into details however, there are
security considerations etc, and apparently addressing these is not
straight-forward or timely. So I may enable it and hide it away
somewhere... I'll see what my employer wants.
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