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Paul Vixie paul at redbarn.org
Fri Aug 26 19:17:43 PDT 2016

John Levine wrote:
>>> I picked [Sympa] both because I already run mysql and didn't want to
>>> install postgresql which mailman needs, ...
>> nope. i wish it were so.
> When I looked at mailmam a year or so ago, it said they do all the
> development with postgresql, but since it's SQL it should work with
> other SQL databases such as mysql, but they haven't tried it.
> Has that changed?  That seems close enough to "needs" for practical purposes.

mailman 2 stores its config data in the file system, in *.pck files, 
which are basically persistent python hash tables. there is no SQL 
support. in fact, getting mailman to run with postfix when postfix is 
using SQL to store its config, is well nigh impossible.

mailman 3 is not yet ready for prime time. it will use a shim layer than 
can be provided by postgresql. you do not need to think about mailman 3 yet.

P Vixie

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