[Mailman-Users] Upgrading

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui at plaidworks.com
Mon Nov 6 20:08:01 CET 2000

>     I'm moving our current mailman installation from one (slow) server
>     to another (fast) one.
>     a) Any gotcha's I should be aware of?
>        I'm guessing I can just tar the whole mailman directory up on
>        the old server, untar it on the new one, set the necessary
>        aliases and cron tasks and things ought to be ok, right?

is the architecture the same? because otherwise, I'm not sure the 
internal formats of the database files are architecture independent. 
If you aren't moving pathnames, you'll probably be okay. those are 
the two gotchas I can think of offhand.

>     b) The old machine is running 2.0beta5.  Should I go ahead and
>        upgrade to rc1, or beta6, or keep it as beta5?

Do yourself a favor -- move on beta5, then once the moved server is 
stable, THEN upgrade. you'll thank yourself later, because if you 
move AND upgrade at the same time, how will you figure out which one 
broke things?

Keep it as simple as possible. you'll save time and work, even if it 
takes extra steps.

Chuq Von Rospach - Plaidworks Consulting (mailto:chuqui at plaidworks.com)
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