[Mailman-Users] Re: Mailman-Users Digest, Vol 14, Issue 22

Paul Williams paul.williams at uwex.edu
Thu Apr 14 16:13:11 CEST 2005

Just last week I did a move all my mailmna lists
to a totally new server, I moved  where mailman was installed
and had a new version of Mailman.

I needed to run

   bin/withlist -l -r fix_url -a

as described in 3.4 in the Mailman FAQ
and then I encountered the apparently known problem described in 3.38
in the Mailman FAQ, ie.

After upgrading mailman it gives out erroneous moderation messages, eg
"Subject: -1 LISTNAME moderator request(s) waiting
This fixes itself when you go to the link.

There is a description how to fix the problem other than going to the link,
but to be honest, the description was not written in a way that I could
understand to fix the problem.  I understood how to use the python fix for
one list but I have about 400+ lists and I didn't want to run it by hand on
all 400+ lists.  So I just told owners to click on the link and it
should fix it for them.


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>To: Tony Bibbs <tony at tonybibbs.com>
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>Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Migrating lists to new server...
>Message: 5
>On Apr 13, 2005, at 22:40, Tony Bibbs wrote:
>>I'm trying to successfully migrate all lists and associated accounts over 
>>to a new server.  I copied everythign in the /lists and /data 
>>directories.  This seemed to produce the lists just fine but none of the 
>>addresses tied to each list came with them.  Thoughts?
>(You will probably also want to copy the archives and mm_cfg.py 
>If you copied the contents of the lists directory, that contains all of 
>the subscriber addresses.
>If you mean the addresses to reach the mailing lists, you will also need 
>to copy or recreate all of the aliases that pipe mail into mailman (unless 
>you use an MTA scheme that automatically detects the lists, which is most 
>common for Exim users).  the bin/genaliases command can (re)build the 
>complete list of aliases for your lists.  (If you are using Postfix, you 
>will also want to tell it where to find the aliases in the data 
>directory... details are in README.POSTFIX.)
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