[ mailman-Bugs-747830 ] Host name changes not followed

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Bugs item #747830, was opened at 2003-06-02 19:55
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Category: Web/CGI
Group: 2.1 (stable)
Status: Closed
>Resolution: Invalid
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Chris Dudley (dudleyc)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Host name changes not followed

Initial Comment:
I have a server called foo.x.com but have all the lists
running on it running of a CNAME called lists.x.com.

The value for both DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST and
DEFAULT_URL_HOST in Defaults.py is foo.x.com, however
both variables are set to lists.x.com in mm_cfg.py.

All lists were originally created with the value in
mm_cfg.py set to foo.x.com and so they all have
foo.x.com as their preferred hostname and show up in
the http://foo.x.com/mailman/listinfo page.

However I want them to be listed on

If I try to change the hostname each list prefers then
it seems to take effect but sometimes on clicking
submit I get redirected to the exact same admin page
but on foo.x.com not lists.x.com. All the links in the
admin interface point to foo.x.com except the link to
the lists archives which points to lists.x.com.

I really dont want to have to delete lists and recreate
them just top get them to show up on the correct domain
name as they already have hundreds of subscribers to
each list.

Have I configured something wrong?

(a quick grep of the files in the /var/mailman/lists
directory shows that each list info file contains the
words foo.x.com AND lists.foo.com)

Im using mailman 2.1.2 compiled from source running on
RedHat 8.0.



>Comment By: Barry A. Warsaw (bwarsaw)
Date: 2003-06-09 12:01

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Actually, you didn't do anything wrong.  It's just that
Defaults.py/mm_cfg.py only take effect when creating the
list.  After the list is created, you need to use
bin/fix_url.py to change the urls.


Comment By: Chris Dudley (dudleyc)
Date: 2003-06-03 08:05

Logged In: YES 

By setting:
DEFAULT_URL = 'http://lists.x.com/mailman'
and recreating all the lists the problem seems to have been
So I can only conclude that this was either due to something
stupid I did during the install or during the setup stage -
doesnt appear to be a code problem anyway so this bug can be
closed (sorry ;-).


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