[Mailman-Users] upgrading, changing MTA and moving between servers

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Aug 26 19:52:02 CEST 2006

Kim Leandersson wrote:
>Ok, I'll copy the /lists/<listname> directories to the new server. Then
>how do i tell Mailman to create config.pck out of the config.db? Does
>mailman do this without me telling it to do so, or do I have to run some
>command or maybe access the web admin pages?

The first time the list is accessed by Mailman on the new server,
Mailman will convert the config.db to a current config.pck. This
access can be due to a post, subscribe, unsubscribe, web admin access,
etc. It doesn't matter - the conversion will be done transparently.

After the list has been accessed and there are config.pck and
config.pck.last files in the lists/listname directory, it is a good
idea to remove the config.db and config.db.last files. There is a
remote possibility that at some future time, there could be a problem
accessing the config.pck* files and Mailman would fall back to the now
out of date config.db, so its better if the config.db* files are

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