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

Ron Jarrell jarrell at vt.edu
Fri Oct 8 16:50:08 CEST 1999

THe config.db for each list knows where the archives are supposed to be;
either recreate the lists, or hunt in the archives for the quick and dirty script
someone wrote to walk each list and change the path.

At 01:32 PM 10/8/99 +0200, you wrote:

>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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