[Mailman-Users] Upgrading

Barry A. Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Jan 2 07:08:47 CET 2003

>>>>> "dg" == david gordon <box99 at ntlworld.com> writes:

    dg> As I understand I have two options. The easiest way looks like
    dg> I just run

    |         % cd mailman-2.1
    |         % ./configure
    |         % make install

    dg> and that will overwrite 2.0.13 (after stopping my MTA and
    dg> webserver).  Then there's a couple of cron and qrunner things
    dg> and, er, that's it?

Depending on how you installed 2.0.13, you may also have to specify
--prefix to configure to get it to install in the right directory.
The defaults for 2.0 and 2.1 are different.  You'll have to arrange to
get mailmanctl to run and you'll want to update your crontab entry
(see the docs).  You may also have to regenerate your alias file, and
I'd do a quick pass through Defaults.py to see if there are any useful
new configurations you want to add to your mm_cfg.py file.

    dg> Or I could do a fresh install to a new directory and then move
    dg> my two list over manually. That seems like extra work...

All depends!  That's what I do, and it's just a couple of directory


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