[Mailman-Users] recovering from faulty base url for mailman web interface

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Nov 20 22:46:44 CET 2001

You are probably going to need the site admin to help you out.

There are two easy ways to recover from this:
  - replace the config.db with the config.db.bak (the last known good 
version of the database...)  The files are in each lists directory: 
  - Create a link (or series of links) in your directory structure to mimic 
the URL you punched in to the Admin site.  You might even need to play with 
the /etc/hosts file to point the domain name to the proper place.  Remember 
to set VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW = 1 in your ~mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py file

You should also be able to use the ~mailman/bin/config_list command to 
output the configuration, edit it, then read it back in again.  I think 
this would be a harder option.

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

On Tuesday 20 November 2001 16:02, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> hi all,
> i'm a list manager (not site administrator).  i fsck'ed up and put the
> wrong url for the base mailman url.
> i noticed a file /home/mailman/lists/vox/config.db, which i don't have
> read or write permissions to.  is this where list configs are stored?  is
> it a berkeley db file?
> is there a way to recover from screwing up the base mailman url for this
> list without contacting the site administrator?
> i'm sure this question gets asked every once in a while.  sorry for
> asking it.  :( i checked the faq.  the site doesn't seem to have any
> mailman documentation:
>   [vox]$ locate mailman | grep -i doc
>   [vox]$
> also, the list administrator docs link on http://www.list.org/mgrs.html
> seems to be down.     :(
> pete

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