I've installed Majordomo 1.9 and am currently testing
the features. I have a question concerning the "passwd"
command and its relationship to a list's config file.
I'm using the config file to keep the parameters
for a list. The "passwd" command does not update the
config file - instead it creates or updates the file
In checking the code, it appears that you check the password
from the config file, but then open the <listname>.passwd
file and don't update the config file. Is this a feature
or a bug? I'd really rather see the config file updated
by passwd and the <listname>.passwd file updated only if
I know I can use the "newconfig" command to update the
passwords, but future list owners may decide to use the
"passwd" command unless I turn it off by hacking majordomo -
which I'd rather not do.
It also appears that the <listname>.passwd file takes precedence
over the config file admin password. I've read the manuals, the
faq's, the list archives, etc. - and it appeared that it was
supposed to be the other way around - the config file should
take precedence. Is the precedence explained somewhere?
Thanks in advance for any explanations.
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