[Mailman-Users] okay to delete the mailing list called mailman?

2005-02-14 Thread David Morse
Debian advised me to create a mailing list called mailman after
installing mailman, saying that mailman wouldn't work until it had at
least one list to go off of.  Now that I have another list, called
something other than mailman, is it OK to delete the list named
mailman?  (And thus have no publicly accessible lists?)
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Re: [Mailman-Users] okay to delete the mailing list called mailman?

2005-02-14 Thread Brad Knowles
At 4:59 PM -0500 2005-02-14, David Morse wrote:
 Debian advised me to create a mailing list called mailman after
 installing mailman, saying that mailman wouldn't work until it had at
 least one list to go off of.
	Not quite accurate.  See 
http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=showfile=faq04.025.htp.

   Now that I have another list, called
 something other than mailman, is it OK to delete the list named
 mailman?  (And thus have no publicly accessible lists?)
No.  This list is required.  See above.
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Re: [Mailman-Users] okay to delete the mailing list called mailman?

2005-02-14 Thread Mark Sapiro
David Morse wrote:

Debian advised me to create a mailing list called mailman after
installing mailman, saying that mailman wouldn't work until it had at
least one list to go off of.  Now that I have another list, called
something other than mailman, is it OK to delete the list named
mailman?  (And thus have no publicly accessible lists?)

Actually, Mailman won't work without the specific site list. You can
change its name by asigning a different name to MAILMAN_SITE_LIST in
mm_cfg.py. You can set this list to unadvertized and require approval
for subscription (on Privacy options...), but you need it.
bin/mailmanctl checks for it and won't start qrunners if it is
missing. It doesn't have to be publicly accessible in any way or allow
posting, but it should have a valid e-mail address as its owner. It is
used for mailing password reminders, and certain notifications are
sent to its -owner.

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