[Mailman-Users] Renaming a list

Chris Nulk cnulk at scu.edu
Wed Mar 23 14:51:38 EDT 2016

Thanks for the info Bill.

I agree getting off on the right foot for a new list is important. We 
have a basic form users fill out which includes our taxonomy for placing 
the lists.  The message the group gets has all the information.  The 
problem is sometimes bits of the key taxonomy are left off.


On 3/23/2016 7:56 AM, The Mailing List System Admin wrote:
> CN> What I have done is modify the clone_list command to combine the
> CN> renaming/cloning of a list and include an option to rebuild the
> CN> archives.  However, the archives will not be rebuilt if the
> CN> scrub_nondigest setting is Yes.
> Sounds like a worthwhile enhancement.
> MS> I will try adding it to my script and doing a bit of testing, but I
> MS> think it will be fine.
> Does this mean it will be included in the next release of MM v2?
> As for getting off on the right foot for a new list, as part of our
> new list application process...
> http://lists.unh.edu/MM/NewList/
> we have the new list owner pick an initial flavor for their list --
> announce, discussion, moderated.  The backend uses one of three MM
> list definition templates to apply the appropriate defaults for the
> given list type.  I used this system for about 15 years with ListProc
> and it has always worked well.  (I'd offer the share the code, but it
> is in Perl.  It has extensive commenting, but would still probably
> take a fair amount of grokking and hacking to get it to work at a new
> site.  It was never designed to distributed.)
> BTW -- if anyone goes through the application process above to take a
> look, please use the list name 'bogus.list' so I can ignore/delete it.

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