[Mailman-Users] moved mailman to new server, gid problems...

Dan Mick Dan.Mick at west.sun.com
Wed Jan 24 05:15:19 CET 2001

> ::> I've moved mailman to my new server by copying all contents of
> ::> /home/mailman.  I'm now getting a mailman cgi error stating that "The
> ::> expected gid of the Mailman CGI wrapper did not match the gid
> ::as set by the
> ::> Web server".  I know what this means but I'm wondering if it's fixable
> ::> without having to re-install MailMan.  If I do have to re-install, is it
> ::> possible to upload the mailman info from one server to the other?
> ::
> ::I've repeatedly rebuilt Mailman from source and installed it over
> ::the top of my existing /home/mailman without problems.  (the
> ::list-specific info is all in lists/ and archives/, and those
> ::directories aren't touched by make install.)
> ::
> ::This is what all of the instructions about "upgrading" Mailman
> ::are for.
> Thanks Dan but why would I look to "upgrading" instructions when this really
> isn't what I was doing?  I literally saved my entire /home/mailman directory
> (recursively of course), blasted the machine with an entirely new Linux
> distribution, and copied the /home/mailman directory and it's contents back
> over.  I then re-installed MailMan.  This wasn't really an upgrade 

re-install with existing lists == upgrade, yes.  That's what I was
trying to say.

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