[Mailman-Users] Unable to Change-Case on listerv name

Todd Freedom_Lover at pobox.com
Wed Feb 4 19:02:01 CET 2004

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FCBAER wrote:
> My only complaint and question, is how to I change the
> capitalization of the listserv name. The funtion is there to do it,
> but it just doesn't work for me.  I am trying to change Ccih-aids to
> CCIH-AIDS (or ccih-aids), but it keeps telling be that is an illegal
> operaiton and reverting to Ccih-aids.

Are you getting an error like this?

    Error: real_name attribute not changed! It must differ from the
    list's name by case only.

And if yes, are you on a site hosted using cPanel software?

> I searched the discussion board and found a couple of other people
> asking the same question, but could not finda a response.

If the above error describes you situation, then the answer has been
given many times.  Searching the archives on mail-archive.com I get a
lot of hits when I put "real_name attribute not changed" in the search
field.  Here's a link that will bring up the many hits for that


Basically, this is usually (well, the only times I've ever seen it) a
cPanel induced bug.  Bitch to your web host about letting cPanel muck
up the mailman code, cause errors, and then have that reflect badly on
the hard work done by the mailman developers.

If you are getting a different error, then post the error and maybe
someone here will have more information for you.

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