[Mailman-Users] User Passwords - Mass Subscribe/Mass Change

Drew Tenenholz drew.tenenholz at isid.org
Wed May 30 04:05:11 CEST 2012

Mark, et. al.

Got it!

At 6:37 PM -0700 5/29/12, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>Fixing it how? Do you know that it is a withlist script. It should be
>saved in Mailman's bin/ directory as bin/reset_pw.py and run via a
>command like
> bin/withlist -l -r reset_pw LISTNAME
>Is that how you're running it? If so, what happens when you run it?

When I run either this modified script or the built-in one, I was always getting a random password.  I need a fixed one.

The 'trick' seems two-fold:
1) The script really does need to be in the /mailman/bin/ folder.
2) The script seems to manage to call the built-in reset_pw script that comes with the installation.  That script always chooses a random password.  So, I just saved that as reset_pw_orig.py, used a modified version as the 'real' reset_pw, and all was well.

Sorry for the long struggle.  I'm _not_ a python user, and get a bit tangled up in a syntax I almost (but not quite) understand.  I'm sure this seems like a piece of cake to the rest of you.

-- Drew

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