[Pkg-mailman-hackers] Python scripts in /etc

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Wed Aug 16 21:08:23 UTC 2006

On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 05:40:21PM +0200, Pierre THIERRY wrote:

> I was wondering why there were executable python scripts in /etc in
> the mailman package.

You talking about postfix-to-mailman.py and qmail-to-mailman.py?

I suppose the idea behind it is that the local administrator may want
to personalise them for his local setup. So they should get the
configuration file treatment, respecting local changes and all that.

> Shouldn't they be in /usr/share instead? (i.e. isn't it an FHS bug?)

/usr/share/doc/mailman/examples? ;-)

> Would it be also possible to extract documentation from the scripts
> to produce plain and comfortable documentation (HTML or man pages,
> like with POD documentation in Perl)?

I don't know.


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