[Mailman-Users] Possible to import mailing lists?

Ryan Steele steele at agora-net.com
Mon Jun 19 18:46:42 CEST 2006


Thanks for the quick reply.  Here's my problem:  I want to upgrade a 
Mailman installation, but I don't want to do it in the production 
environment.  So, I have a test environment.  I want to import a list 
from the production environment to a Mailman installation in the test 
environment, upgrade Mailman, and test that the list still works 
properly.  However, I don't want/need to copy every list from the 
production Mailman installation.  But, I guess I could try copying the 
.pck's and the data members and see if that helps.  When I simply copied 
the files from the lists directory on the production box to the lists 
directory on the test box, Mailman seemed to have a notion of the list 
(I couldn't create one with the same name), but when I listed all 
mailing lists from the admin interface, it did not show up in that list. 


Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Ryan Steele wrote:
>> I was wondering if it is possible in Mailman 2.5.1 to import a mailing 
>> list?  Apparently, just copying the .pck's to the lists directory 
>> doesn't do the trick.
> If you're talking about a list from another Mailman installation, it
> should work provided the source list doesn't use a custom member
> adaptor. All the list configuration and membership information is in
> lists/<listname>/config.pck. requests.pck and pending.pck have
> information about held messages and unconfirmed requests. If you want
> to move held messages, you have to move the messages themselves which
> are in data/heldmsg-<listname>-nnnn.pck. There may also be a
> digest.mbox containing posts for the next digest.
> In general, just moving the config.pck will move the list, and moving
> archives/private/<listname>* will move the archives.
> If the new host has a different name, you probably also have to run
> fix_url.
> What specific problem did you have?

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