[Mailman-Users] I want to upgrade from 1.1 to 2.1.1 -- am I doomed?

Thomas Hillson hillson at iastate.edu
Fri Mar 28 17:50:19 CET 2003


My suggestion would be do not upgrade from 1.1 to 2.1.1. This is what 
I did on my old system when I moved it up.

1. export all of your lists to text files. listname.txt. copy them to 
a safe place.
2. warn everyone the system is going down for a while while you upgrade.
3. tar the old directory and save it in a save place. delete the old directory.
4. install Mailman 2.1.1 follow instructions in INSTALL file. Check 
the INSTALL.MTA file for special instructions for your MTA.
5. follow all the instruction in the INSTALL file to configure the new setup.
6. make sure the new install is working correctly.
7. recreate your lists with the same names and import all your users 
from the text files.
8. test to make sure everything is working and announce to your users 
that the server is back up.

If our Linux consultant should have you back up and running in less 
than a day. Be sure he reads all the INSTALL and README files before 
he does the new install. I printed mine out, and highlited the main 
steps, it keeps you from making mistakes like I did the first time I 
installed 2.1.1.

At 11:29 AM -0500 3/28/03, Ben Ostrowsky wrote:
>We've got about 20 lists, some of which have hundreds of subscribers, but it's
>time to upgrade to 2.1.1.  (We're planning to install Mailman 2.1.1 on a new
>Am I doomed?  Our usual Linux consultant is stumped.  Suggestions welcomed.

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