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Re: List-* mail headers for svn (user,dev,*) lists

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 16:23:50 -0500

On Jul 11, 2008, at 11:08, Karl Fogel wrote:

> John Peacock writes:
>> Bah, both lists are managed via ezmlm, so it is trivially easy to add
>> that header:
>> $ cd path/to/tigris.org/users
>> $ echo "List-Id: <users.subversion.tigris.org>" >> headeradd
>> You can do this at any time without affecting delivery; the very next
>> message that comes in will have that header...
> Yes, I know. The question is about preserving such mods through
> upgrades and recoveries, etc. Any ops engineer will tell you that
> allowing improvised one-off changes like that all over the place
> quickly
> leads to an unmaintainable box (or at least to a box whose behavior
> will
> change unpredictably on upgrades), and they'd be right. We could run
> the web site a whole different way... but then we'd lose the luxury of
> having the box be managed for us. In which case, developer time would
> be spent on site management, which is exactly what we don't want.

So why even consider adding List-ID as a one-off Subversion
modification? Get Tigris to add List-ID headers to all lists hosted
there. Then it's a standard part of their configuration and not a
custom mod.

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Received on 2008-07-11 23:24:21 CEST

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