brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Mar 4 08:28:48 CET 2005
At 8:12 PM -0600 2005-03-03, Willie McKemie wrote:
> Now, I'm stuck (again). Doing "~mailman/bin/list_members [listname] >
> [listname]" created [listname] but left it empty.
> Doing "~mailman/bin/list_lists > list_lists" created list_lists but
> left it empty.
Ahh. These might be permissions problems. You may have execute
permissions to run the scripts, but you might not have read
permissions to access the data.
> So, it appears that I'm not really getting to my mailman data.
> Probably some path problem that I don't understand.
Could be, but I'd be willing to bet that it's actually a permissions issue.
The only way to know for sure would be to get it working, and
then figure out what had to be fixed.
> Taking some other tacks, I have access to supposed mailman backup files.
> Including there is a config.pck for each list. The .pck files contain
> the subscribers, but not in an easily decipherable form. Any idea what
> I might do with a .pck file?
That's something you'd need to feed to one of the Mailman
scripts. With a local Mailman installation, a .pck file for a list,
and the Mailman scripts, you should be able to do a list_members on
that pickle file and have the system Do The Right Thing.
> I just did a local install of mailman to try to better understand where
> things are, but I haven't gotten it to start. Probably because I don't
> have a mail server. I do have apache running on the same box that has
> mailman. Any suggestions on using a local mailman? How to turn off the
> expectation of actually sending mail?
I don't know that being unable to send e-mail should be a
problem. I'd expect you to be able to get all the web admin stuff
working fine. However, in your case, I don't think either the web
nor the mail admin stuff is necessary.
What I think you want to be able to do is to apply the Mailman
scripts to configuration files from your lists, and that should be
do-able without either a mail server or a web server.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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