[Mailman-Users] Automated Subscription Bots Inundating List Owners With Subscription Requests

Kalbfleisch, Gary GaryK at shoreline.edu
Mon Oct 29 22:04:05 CET 2012

I like to stick with packages when possible because it makes maintenance much easier.  This is really a non-issue since the current version of Mailman does not have a fix for this problem.  

Thank you,

-- Gary Kalbfleisch 
-- Director of Technology Support Services 
-- Shoreline Community College 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mailman-Users [mailto:mailman-users-
> bounces+garyk=shoreline.edu at python.org] On Behalf Of Lindsay Haisley
> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 11:25 AM
> To: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Automated Subscription Bots Inundating List
> Owners With Subscription Requests
> On Thu, 2012-10-18 at 23:53 +0000, Kalbfleisch, Gary wrote:
> > I am running 2.1.9 because that is the latest version available from
> > Redhat as a package.
> It's relatively simple to install Mailman from the source package, but one
> thing that would help a great deal with this would be default inclusion in the
> built package of a standard text or script that would contain, or issue, the
> arguments provided to configure during the build process.  There are several
> critical parameters including the prefix, the var-prefix and of course the mail-
> gid which ought to be readily available for this purpose.
> If you've already built Mailman from source, this information is of course
> available in the config.log, but for people installing Mailman from an
> outdated package from a distribution, and wanting to catch up with the latest
> improvements or security fixes, having this information available as part of
> the distributed end product would be a big help.
> This is already done for many large and complex packages, would be a big
> help in making the transition from a pre-built Mailman package to a source-
> based update.
> Maybe this information is already available.  I only spent about 5 minutes
> looking for it outside of the source tree and couldn't find it.
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