[Mailman-Users] sudden "group mismatch error"

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Sep 2 22:35:25 CEST 2004

At 3:49 PM -0400 2004-09-02, Ben Byrne wrote:

>  Thanks. Fortunately I'm running a version of OS X server that predates
>  Apple's inclusion of mailman, and I believe I've found the source
>  directory used for the installation (I did not perform the install).

	Whew!  Then you can ignore everything I said about running 
Mailman on MacOS X Server.  Thankfully.

>  I have a stupid but quick question: will running
>  #make clean,
>  #configure --with-mail-gid=daemon
>  #make install
>  erase my existing lists, or will they be left untouched? If the former,
>  is there a convenient way to backup and re-create the lists post-install?

	I think this should be safe, but I'd want a backup of all the 
mailing lists, etc... just in case.  It shouldn't go randomly 
deleting anything in $MAILMAN_HOME/* unless it's updating a given 
binary from what it has just built, but I don't feel that you can 
never be 100% certain.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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