[Mailman-Users] (help required) how should one move a mailman setup?

Tor Houghton th at nextel.no
Fri Oct 8 13:32:03 CEST 1999

Hypothetically, what is the correct way of moving a mailman setup? I
didn't get much reply to my panic plea which I posted a couple of days
ago, so I thought I'd try a subtler approach...

The way I did it (wrong, it seems, because when Mailman (v1.0) tries to
archive the post, it gives error [1]) is as follows:

Reinstall mailman with 

./configure --with-mail-gid=0 --with-cgi-gid=67 --prefix=/home/mailman
make install
cp [archive & list files from old to new location]

And that was about it...

What should I have done? And can I fix it?



[1] error is as follows:

Oct 08 13:30:11 1999  Archive file access failure:
        /home/mailman/public_html/archives/private/listname.mbox/spies.mbox <exceptions.IOError instance at a5ff0>
Oct 08 13:30:11 1999 post: Traceback (innermost last):
post:   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line 192, in ArchiveMail
post:     self.__archive_to_mbox(msg)
post:   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line 172, in __archive_to_mbox
post:     reraise()
post:   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line 165, in __archive_to_mbox
post:     mbox = self.__archive_file(afn)
post:   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line 151, in __archive_file
post:     return Mailbox.Mailbox(open_ex(afn, "a+"))
post:   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Utils.py", line 729, in open_ex
post:     reraise(IOError, e)
post:   File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Utils.py", line 724, in open_ex
post:     fd = os.open(filename, flags, perms)
post: IOError: (2, 'No such file or directory')

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