[Mailman-Users] How do I get my 2.0 members into a new 2.1 Mailmaninstall

Daevid Vincent daevid at daevid.com
Wed Apr 6 08:59:35 CEST 2005

HA!!! Figures that I'd get a reply after I did this the hard way...

I set up a VMWare with gentoo. Tracked down an ancient mailman-2.0.13.tgz
file on the web and installed it!!!!! Then used the /bin/list_members to get
extract them and pasted them into the new 2.1 list... UGH! Ironic.

Thanks for the reply Mark. I'll keep this in mind if I still can't get the
list working... I have a remaining issue that I'll post in a new thread.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:msapiro at value.net] 
> Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 9:04 PM
> To: Daevid Vincent; mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] How do I get my 2.0 members into 
> a new 2.1 Mailmaninstall
> Daevid Vincent wrote:
> >I recently upgraded from a RedHat 8 box to Gentoo. In doing 
> so I upgraded
> >Mailman. I have the old Mailman directories mounted and 
> access to the files,
> >but I do NOT have a running 2.0 version. I have Mailman 2.1
> >
> >I've followed two different "upgrade" posts to go from 
> Mailman 2.0 to 2.1
> >but both ways have left my lists "empty".
> >
> >Here's the most recent one which is essentially the same 
> thing as the other
> >method I tried.
> >
> >http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/print.php?id=18
> >
> >cd $MM20
> >mv -i lists/foo-list $MM21/lists
> >mv -i archives/private/foo-list $MM21/archives/private
> >mv -i archives/private/foo-list.mbox $MM21/archives/private
> >rm archives/public/foo-list
> >rm archives/public/foo-list.mbox
> >cd $MM21
> >
> >daevid mailman # ./bin/withlist -l -r fix_url rbc
> >Importing fix_url...
> >Running fix_url.fix_url()...
> >Loading list rbc (locked)
> >Saving list
> >Finalizing
> >
> >But when I type "./list_members rbc" nothing shows up. :(
> >
> >How do I get my members into the NEW 2.1 lists??!
> I am guessing from the 
> rm archives/public/foo-list
> rm archives/public/foo-list.mbox
> above that you created the foo-list on 2.1 first. This is the problem.
> Creating foo-list creates $MM21/lists/foo-list/config.pck. Then the
> "mv" moves the old 2.0 lists/foo-list/config.db file. Then Mailman
> sees the new config.pck and never tries to import config.db.
> The solution is to remove the config.pck and config.pck.last leaving
> only the config.db and config.db.last. Then run fix_url and you should
> be OK as long as the Marshal format in config.db is compatible with
> the Python on the Gentoo box.
> --
> Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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