[Mailman-Users] moving lists to OpenBSD
mmc at obispo.com
Mon Dec 11 06:27:18 CET 2000
I'm in the process of moving my mailing list server from RH Linux to
OpenBSD. I've installed Python 1.6 and the latest Mailman, and have a
couple of questions:
* README.BSD suggests that I shouldn't have to group suid the $prefix
directories, but check_perms griped anyway. I ran check_perms -f to fix
things up. Would this introduce problems?
* I was unable to determine precisely the user/group that sendmail runs
under. Using ps, it appears to be running under root. The DefaultUser in
in sendmail.cf is commented out, and set to "mailnull", which is not a
valid user or group. Is anyone familiar with what the --with-mail-gid
setting should be on OpenBSD 2.8?
* I've have problems moving a list from the old box to the new one. I
created a tar of archive/private/listname, archive/private/listname.mbox,
archive/public/listname, archive/public/listname.mbox, and
lists/listname. After un-tarring on the new server, I was able to access
the archives, but not the administration page. On one moved list, the
password didn't transfer, on another, the admin front page never comes
up. I did run move_list for both lists on the new server after un-tarring
I looked in the docs and list archives for instructions on moving lists,
but didn't find anything conclusive. What are the specific steps
necessary for moving a list from one box to another.
Sorry for the novella, and thanks in advance for any help!
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