[Mailman-Users] Upgrading from mailman-2.1.2-44 to mailman-2.1.4-1

David Kramer david at thekramers.net
Mon Mar 8 01:16:19 CET 2004

So I'm having some minor problems with mailman, and my server's too stable 
these days, so I thought I would upgrade some of my software to make my life 
more interesting ;)  This is on SuSE 9.0 Professional.

I found an RPM on rpm.pbone.net for mailman-2.1.4-1.  I did an rpm -ql to list 
the files in it and noticed that mailman-2.1.4-1 has all of the sharp 
whirring bits under /var/mailman, while 2.1.2 has the program-related files 
under /usr/lib/mailman, and the list/data files under /var/lib/mailman.  This 
may be because the new one is designed for Fedora, but I could not find one 
for SuSE 9.0 later than 2.12.

- If I do an rpm -Uvh to upgrade, will it move all the data to the new 
location and remove the sharp whirring bits from /usr/lib/mailman and /var/

- Can I copy the list data to someplace safe, remove mailman, install the new 
mailman, and drop my data files into the new location and just have 
everything work?  Is there some "list of lists" that would need to get 
tweaked so the sharp whirring bits know where to whir?

Disclaimer- I know my second question is _close_ to something in the FAQ, but 
not quite the same.

Thanks in advance.

DDDD   David Kramer                   http://thekramers.net
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