[Mailman-Users] Uninstall Mailman

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Mon Sep 23 19:09:41 CEST 2002

On Sun, 22 Sep 2002, Maria Garcia Suarez wrote:

> Now I would like to uninstall Mailman 2.0.13 to
> install it again using Debian's apt-get (Mailman's
> version 2.0.11).
> Can someone please tell me how to uninstall Mailman?

It depends on how much you want to remove.  Since it
sounds like you plan to put Mailman back after you
uninstall, I am going to assume that you want to keep
the same www aliases and list aliases that you already
have (i.e., you will use the same URLs and list
addresses after you re-install Mailman).

All you need to do is delete the directory where you
installed Mailman.  For example, on my system, it is
the default location, "/home/mailman".  If you might
want to keep anything from the old installation, you
may just want to move the current installed directory
aside instead of deleting it entirely.  (In particular,
you may want to keep /home/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py)

For example, you might do ONE of the following (or

    mv -i /home/mailman /home/mailman.old
    mv -i /home/mailman /tmp
    tar cv -f /tmp/mailman-2.0.13.tar /home/mailman

I recommend the above approach, but if you are certain
that you will not want anything from the old directory,
then just:

    rm -R /home/mailman

Don't forget to re-create the Mailman install directory
before starting the re-install.  Also, if you -are-
keeping the former list addresses, be sure to re-create
the lists.

(To more fully remove Mailman from your system, you
would also need to remove web server aliases, the user
and group called 'mailman', the list aliases from your
MTA's aliases file(s), and Mailman's cron entries.)

Fellow Mailman site admins: did I miss anything?

> Kisses,
> Maria G Suarez

- Andrew

  Mailman Administrator   -   http://www.tux.org/mailman/listinfo/

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