[ mailman-Bugs-1548312 ] cmd line works but website doesn't

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Bugs item #1548312, was opened at 2006-08-28 23:00
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Category: Web/CGI
Group: 2.1 (stable)
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 7
Submitted By: M. D. Parker (gaparkerm)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: cmd line works but website doesn't

Initial Comment:
I have performed a fresh install of FC5 with mailman 
2.1.8 package on a second server.  

I have made appropriate adjustments on my sendmail 
configurations to accomodate mailman.

OK, now I copy the contents of the /var/mailman/
{data,lists,archive} on the old server to the location 
/var/lib/mailman/... on the new server.

I configure a virtual host to host the mailman 
interface portion.  Like the old server

All seems ok.

Sendmail redirection work GREAT.

Using the commandline /usr/lib/mailman/bin/list_lists 
confirms that there are (in my case) 9 lists.  GREAT.

However, I use the website interface URI:


and get the message that there are no lists out there.

Interesting as when (as the apache user), I execute:


I see the appropriate HTML output with all 9 websites.

Further, if I use the following on a group that I know 
is ok:


I get that the list is not present.

The check_perms program reports NO errors.

PROBLEM:  How do I get the website to work correctly 
and display the lists and such as it should and did on 
the old server.



Mike Parker
parkerm at ga.com


Comment By: Wojciech Komornicki (wnkltd)
Date: 2006-08-29 11:03

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I recently upgraded from 2.1.5 to 2.1.8.  When I merely 
updated the package with yum I lost all of my lists.  Doing 
     make install
from the mailman distribution tar file causes the databases 
to be rebuilt.  I think (am I correct?) that the database 
format has changed in 2.1.8.


Comment By: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Date: 2006-08-28 23:22

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Please see FAQ 4.62 at
and perhaps other FAQ entries.

If that doesn't help, please follow up on
mailman-users at python.org.


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