[Mailman-Users] Problem moving 2.0 list to 2.1.5 [SOLVED]

Matthew Saltzman mjs at ces.clemson.edu
Sat Nov 20 03:45:58 CET 2004

On Fri, 19 Nov 2004, Sean wrote:

> Mark Sapiro wrote:
> > bin/update converts data files, qfiles, list data, etc. as necessary to
> > bring them from an older format to that of the current Mailman. If you
> > have an installation and you upgrade the Mailman software, the update
> > is run automatically as part of the upgrade. However, if you move an
> > existing list that is in an old format to an already installed newer
> > Mailman version (which is what I thought you did, but maybe not), I
> > think you need to run bin/update to update the list files.
> >
> > If you moved to the new server and then upgraded to 2.1.5, then you
> > don't need to run bin/update separately. If you installed 2.1.5 on the
> > new server and then moved your lists from the old server, I think you
> > do need to run bin/update.
> Running bin/update is not necessary if you only use the config.db file to
> move the list from Mailman 2.0.  I've moved lots of lists over from
> Mailman 2.0 to Mailman 2.1 and never ran update.
> After creating the list on the 2.1 server I put the old config.db file in
> the list directory, rename the config.pck to config.pck.bak, and then
> access the list via the web interface.  Mailman converts the config.db
> file to a config.pck file.  Of course the web_page_url needs updated to
> the new server.
> I've never encountered any problems moving this in this manner.
> Sean

Thanks for verifying what I had thought I was observing.  I am now pretty
confident that I can move and upgrade all my lists.

		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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