[Mailman-Users] manual upgrade (was: RELEASED Mailman 2.1.7)

Jim Popovitch jimpop at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 31 16:20:58 CET 2005


I normally build mailman (./configure; make install) on a dev system then tar/rsync it to a production machine.  I checked the UPGRADING notes in the 2.1.7 release and there is no mention of anything (i.e. withlist, fix_url, etc) that needs to be done when upgrading from 2.1.5 to 2.1.7.    Are lists (and specifically everything in "--with-var-prefix") from a 2.1.5 install compatible with 2.1.7?  If not, what post-install actions need to be taken to upgrade an existing system from 2.1.5 to 2.1.7?

Thanks, and Thank you MM Developers for this latest release.

-Jim P.

----- Original Message ----
From: Tokio Kikuchi <tkikuchi at is.kochi-u.ac.jp>
To: python-announce at python.org; mailman-announce at python.org
Cc: mailman-developers at python.org; mailman-users at python.org; info-gnu at gnu.org
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 8:02:23 AM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] RELEASED Mailman 2.1.7

I'm pleased to announce the release of GNU Mailman 2.1.7.  This
is a significant release, which includes security enhancement
fixes, a new language (ia: Interlingua) support, a couple of new
features, and many bug fixes.

Mailman is free software for managing email mailing lists and

This release enhances the fixes for CAN-2005-0202 and CVE-2005-3573
which were fixed in mailman release 2.1.6, and reduces the chance of
list admin privilege abuse.  Because of these and other fixes, it
is highly recommended that all sites update to 2.1.7.

For more information, see:


For links to download the Mailman 2.1.7 source tarball, see:


Best regards and a happy new year!

Tokio Kikuchi

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