[Mailman-Users] Problems with mailman migration

Martin Oehler oehler at linuxtag.org
Tue May 4 16:31:15 CEST 2004


On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 02:32:04PM +0200, Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Martin Oehler wrote on Mon, 3 May 2004 23:03:41 +0200:
> > Could someone point me in the right direction where to find
> > documentation for moving/upgrading my lists?
> >
> There isn't much to do when you want to move/upgrade lists. I upgraded 
> from the standard mailman which came with my Suse distribution (residing 
> in /var/lib/mailman or /usr/lib/mailman) and also was something like 2.0.x 
> by just installing 2.0.14 to /usr/local/mailman and then moving over the 
> content of the lists directory if I recall it right. I fiddled a bit 
> around in the mm_cfg.py and I think I replaced all aliases. There's also a 
> start script for starting the seven (or so) runner programs and you have 
> to change that, too, if you change the installation path. In Suse systems 
> this is a rcmailman symlink pointing at /etc/init.d/mailman. So I simply 
> replaced that with a symlink to the new mailmanctl file in the new 
> location. You can also copy that file over the old one at /etc/init.d, so 
> that it starts correctly after a reboot.
> I then moved the list to another machine almost the same way, I only had 
> to do some extra steps using the withlist command for correcting the url 
> and mail hosts. (I also clone my lists this way.) The mailman lists are 
> almost completely building upon their own information, so even if you 
> don't change anything you get some results, f.i. the web interface will 
> work but all the links in it will point to the old location. It's then 
> very easy to resolve this step by step. If I understand you correctly, you 
> didn't change the host, so it should even be easier.

Thanks for your migration guide, I'll try this and report whether
I was successful.

Martin Öhler


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