[Mailman-Users] Anyone move their mailman to different server?

Michael Mansour mic at npgx.com.au
Wed Jan 28 03:23:55 CET 2004

> At 2:56 PM -0500 1/21/04, Jon Carnes wrote:
> >On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 12:16, Mark London wrote:
> >>  I've seen a bunch of people asking about how to do a move to a
> >>  different server (with a different IP name), but no one ever answers
> >>  them!  Has anyone actually done it?  I'm keeping the same path names
> >>  for everything, but the lists don't show up on the web interface (I
> >  > can create a list and that works fine).  Thanks!
> >
> >Many of those folks have been answered, but when the question and answer
> >have been in the FAQ for a Long Long time, we old-time Mailman guru's
> >often ignore the question.
> >
> >It's trivial to move to another server. If you keep the same domain name
> >(and host name) it's even more trivial.
> >
> >If your host name changes then in version 2.1.x you need to use the
> >Mailman command "fix_url" in conjunction with withlist:
> >   ~mailman/bin/withlist -l -r fix_url <mylistname> -u <my.new.url>
> Hi - THANKS!  Unfortunately, that information is not in the FAQ file 
> which comes with the source distribution. Also, the online mailman 
> wizard basically doesn't give you that information also.  The only 
> relevant topic there is "How do I
> migrate a list from one box to another?", but unfortunately, the 
> answer to that topic has never been filled in!  Still under 
> construction.  Even if you do a search for fix_url, the only 
> relevant topic is "Where can I change a list or the default URL used 
> for the web interface?"  Most of that topic talks about virtual 
> hosts, and the information about fix_url only occurs way at the end 
> of the answer, and only briefly described in the following sentence: 
> "If you want to update existing lists the $prefix/bin/withlist 
> script $prefix/bin/fix_url.py is your friend for resetting things. 
> Just run fix_url.py to get its usage"   This sentence only makes 
> sense to me, after reading your email message! :)
> And then try using google to search for "moving mailman" or "move 
> mailman" or "migrating mailman".   The information about fix_url is 
> basically not there.
> So basically someone finally has to answer the unanswered topic in 
> the FAQ wizard. :)   -Mark

I'm about to perform this sometime this weekend ie. I'm intending on moving my 
mailman lists (and archives) from a Red Hat Linux 8.0 server to a Fedora Core 
1 server.

Red Hat 8.0 runs mailman-2.0.13-3


Fedora Core 1 runs mailman-2.1.2-2

The FC1 machine is currently a fresh install.

Is there any advice someone could give me in regards to the steps involved in 
performing this?



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