[Mailman-Users] Problems with relocating a list

Kevin W. Gagel gagel at cnc.bc.ca
Tue Sep 21 23:37:22 CEST 2004

You probably followed some of my instructions. I've not had a chance to get
back to update them. In the mailman list directories you'll find that there
are links to the archives. I had the same issue after I did mine, it took a
bit to figure it out but simply deleting the links and making new ones to the
correct location on the new machine fixed it for me.

----- Original Message Follows -----
From: Anthony Chavez <acc at anthonychavez.org>
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Problems with relocating a list
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 12:49:13 -0600

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> Moving a Mailman list from one server to a new one has been a *very*
> smooth process for the most part, but I'm noticing some small quirks in
> the wake.
> Here's an account of how I accomplished this.
> 1. Installed Mailman 2.1.5, Postfix 2.1.4, and Apache 2.0.50 on the new
>    server.  These versions exactly match the ones on the old server.
> 2. Went through the process dictated in FreeBSD-post-install-notes,
>    INSTALL, README, and README.POSTFIX, which essentially involved
>    editing main.cf, httpd.conf, adding MTA = 'Postfix' to mm_cfg.py and
>    creating the "mailman" list.
> 3. Under the direction of section 3.4 in the FAQ Wizard, I copied the
>    data, archives and lists directories from the old server to the new
>    one.  But rather than clobbering the pre-existing directories, I
>    copied only the *relevant* directories from archives and lists
>    (i.e. archives/private/listname* and lists/listname).  Nothing was
>    copied from data and the "mailman" list was not copied.
> 4. Ran withlist -l -r fix_url listname && genaliases
> 5. Started postfix and qrunner.
> 6. Configured Apache on the old site to proxy and Postfix to relay to
>    the new server while DNS changes propagated.
> Now, the aforementioned quirks:
> 1. The old lists are not advertised on the new Web site.
> 2. Apache will not let me access the public archives (that were private
>    before the move) and I get a 403.  I'm sure this has to do with
>    Apache 2's default deny policy, but not entirely sure how to deal
>    with it (I'm still somewhat of an Apache 2 newbie, but I've had a few
>    years experience with 1.x).
> Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
> Cheers!
> - -- 
> Anthony Chavez                             http://www.anthonychavez.org/
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