[Mailman-Users] Upgrading to 2.08...

Nigel Metheringham Nigel.Metheringham at VData.co.uk
Tue Dec 11 12:09:18 CET 2001

On Mon, 2001-12-10 at 17:46, J C Lawrence wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Dec 2001 10:18:17 -0500 
> Richard Idalski <ridalski at nandomedia.com> wrote:
> > I have an existing mailman install of v2.06, it's under heavy
> > daily use, so downtime isn't really an option. What is the
> > suimplest way to upgrade to v2.08 with the least amount of time
> > down?  
> Build the new Mailman.  Stop your MTA.  Install the new Mailman.
> Start your MTA.  Your MTA downtime should be measured in single
> digit minutes.

Personally, being slightly paranoid, I use the following approach:-

  - Build new Mailman
  - Stop MTA, Web server and Crond
  - Install Mailman
  - Start MTA, Web server and Crond

I worry about what happens if people are using the web f/e or a cron job
fires at a critical moment.

New FAQ - 4.14


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