- Setting up the database
- Migrating a list from Mailman
- Creating a List
- Creating Members
- Managing members
- Managing Plugins
- Removing Members
- Deleting Members
- Handling deferred messages
- Deleting Lists
- Making backups
- SEE ALSO
Siesta::UserGuide - a guide to setting up your siesta system.
This document should take you through setting up lists and users, and generally administering your system.
The first thing you need to do is create a database.
Fortunately this is easy. Running
% nacho create-database
should do everything for you (providing the config in your siesta.conf is ok).
Use the bandito tool shipped with Siesta to steal the config - given the path to a mailman list config db it should automatically create a new sistes list, subscribe any necessary users, set up configs and generally 'just work'.
It will even migrate your archives across for you.
How handy :)
Run this command:
% nacho create-list myfirstlist firstname.lastname@example.org \ email@example.com \ firstname.lastname@example.org
which will print out.
Created the new list 'myfirstlist' <email@example.com> Paste this into your alias file to activate the list ## myfirstlist mailing list ## created: 06-Sep-2002 nacho (the siesta config tool) myfirstlist: "/usr/bin/tequila myfirstlist" myfirstlist-sub: "/usr/bin/tequila myfirstlist sub" myfirstlist-unsub: "/usr/bin/tequila myfirstlist unsub" myfirstlist-admin: firstname.lastname@example.org myfirstlist-bounce: email@example.com
This prints out the appropriate aliases to put in your /etc/alias (or equivalent) file. This can be printed out again at any time by doing :
% nacho show-alias myfirstlist ## myfirstlist mailing list ## created: 06-Sep-2002 nacho (the siesta config tool) myfirstlist: "/usr/bin/tequila myfirstlist" myfirstlist-sub: "/usr/bin/tequila myfirstlist sub" myfirstlist-unsub: "/usr/bin/tequila myfirstlist unsub" myfirstlist-admin: firstname.lastname@example.org myfirstlist-bounce: email@example.com
To find all the lists on the system
% nacho show-lists myfirstlist
To look at the information for a list do
% nacho describe-list myfirstlist owner = 1 return_path = firstname.lastname@example.org post_address = email@example.com name = myfirstlist id = 2 plugins : MembersOnly Archive SubjectTag ListHeaders Send ReplyTo
or to modify that information
% nacho modify-list myfirstlist name somenewname Property 'name' set to 'somenewname' for list myfirstlist
TIP : if you modify the id then what will actually happen is that a new list will be created with that id but with information exactly the same details as the previous list.
You can either subscribe members manually by creating them and inserting them using nacho
% nacho create-member firstname.lastname@example.org Member email@example.com added % nacho add-member myfirstlist firstname.lastname@example.org Member 'email@example.com' added to list 'myfirstlist'
Or, nacho will automatically create members if they don't exist.
% nacho add-member myfirstlist firstname.lastname@example.org
You can add multiple people at the same time. Que Convenient.
% nacho add-member myfirstlist email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Member 'email@example.com' added to list 'myfirstlist' Member 'firstname.lastname@example.org' added to list 'myfirstlist'
Finally a person can subscribe by mailing
address or by going through the web interface
You can get a list of every members that's on the system.
% nacho show-members email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
... or just the members subbed to a particular list.
% nacho show-members myfirstlist
To find out all about a member, use the describe command
% nacho describe-member firstname.lastname@example.org email = email@example.com lastbounce = bouncing = password = bar nomail = id = 36 Subscribed to : myfirstlist, somerandomlist
To modify information that information :
% nacho modify-member firstname.lastname@example.org password foo Property 'password' set to 'foo' for member email@example.com
Again,just changing the id will copy the member.
You can list all the plugins installed on the system.
% nacho show-plugins Archive - save messages to maildirs ... UnSubscribe - A system plugin used for unsubscribing a member to the list
or see the ones set for a particular list
% nacho show-plugins test Plugins for test: post: Debounce MembersOnly Moderated ListHeaders ReplyTo SubjectTag MessageFooter Send Archive sub: Subscribe unsub: UnSubscribe
Since plugins are 'just' normal Perl modules you can write your own or download plugins other people have written and install them like any other module. Siesta will autmatically detect them.
To set the plugin order explicity do
% nacho set-plugins siesta-dev Debounce SimpleSig SubjectTag Send Set the plugins for siesta-dev to be : 1) Debounce 2) SimpleSig 3) SubjectTag 4) Send
or to delete all the plugins just do an empty list
% nacho set-plugins siesta-dev Deleted plugins from siesta-dev
It should be noted that you probably always want to have the Send plugin (or a replacement plugin) as the last plugin.
To get more information about a plugin either do
% perldoc Siesta::Plugin::ReplyTo
% nacho describe-plugin ReplyTo The plugin ReplyTo has the following options : - munge : should we munge the reply-to address of the message to be the list post address
To find out what the current config for a list is, just add the list name.
% nacho describe-plugin ReplyTo myfirstlist Preferences for list myfirstlist - munge : 0
And to find out a member's config options, add their email address.
% nacho describe-plugin ReplyTo myfirstlist firstname.lastname@example.org Personal preferences for member email@example.com on list myfirstlist - munge : 1
To modify configuration for any of these
% nacho modify-plugin myfirstlist ReplyTo munge 1 Preferences for list myfirstlist
or if you want to change a member's preference ...
% nacho modify-plugin myfirstlist ReplyTo munge 0 firstname.lastname@example.org Personal preferences for member email@example.com on list myfirstlist
To remove a member from a list just do :
% nacho remove-member myfirstlist firstname.lastname@example.org Member 'email@example.com' removed from list 'myfirstlist'
Deleting a member from the system will remove them from all the lists they're subscribed to and then deleted from the system.
% nacho delete-member firstname.lastname@example.org Member 'email@example.com' deleted.
Deferred messages are ones being held for approval or contain administrative tasks.
You can see how many deferred messages there are by doing :
% nacho show-deferred Deferred-Id: 1 Reason: the hell of it Owner: test@foo From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: some subject lin Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 15:49:30 +0100
or you can view an individual message by supplying the id
% nacho show-deferred 1 From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: some subject line Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 15:49:30 +0100 Hello people Simon
To resume a message simply do this :
% nacho resume-deferred 1 Sucessfully resumed message 1
alternatively to delete a deferred message :
% nacho delete-deferred 1 Message deleted from deferral queue
Similarly deleting a list will unsub all member from that list and then remove it from the system.
% nacho delete-list myfirstlist List 'myfirstlist' deleted
Running the command
% nacho create-backup
will print a shell script to STDOUT.
This shell script consists of nacho commands to restore your systems to its glorious past should anything go wrong.
Simply make a backup as described above, install the latest version from CPAN and then run the nacho generated script to restore your system.
This will run mariach for all lists and output the html into siesta base/mariachi-html/list name
% nacho run-mariachi
but you're probably better off running mariachi on its own.
% man mariachi
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