[Mailman-Users] migration mailman lists, dealing with paths in config.db

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Apr 22 05:35:39 CEST 2005

Geoff Crompton wrote:

>I'm trying to migrate our install of mailman on an old redhat server to 
>a shiny old debian server.
>Luckily both are running 2.0.11.

Luckier still if the new server had a 2.1.x version because then you
could use bin/fix_url.py (a withlist script) to fix the problem below.
As it is, you'll probably have to make your own withlist script to do

>I've found that the lists/mylist/config.db file contains the paths to 
>the archives. On the debian install the paths are a different location, 
>so a variety of commands are failing.
>Is there an easy way of updating the paths in the config.db file? I have 
>tried the config_list program, it fails when using the -i option, do to 
>the difference in paths! Preferably a scripty way, as there are quite a 
>few lists to move.

You need a bin/withlist script.

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