[Mailman-Users] recovering from faulty base url for mailman web interface
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
> also, the list administrator docs link on http://www.list.org/mgrs.html
> seems to be down. :(
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