[Mailman-Users] Information about Mailman v2.1.7.cp2

Ricardo Scachetti Pereira ricardo at tdwg.org
Mon Jun 26 22:52:49 CEST 2006

    Mark and Patrick,

    Just so you know, the migration of my lists from Mailman v2.1.7.cp2 
down to 2.1.5 went fine.

    Apparently (and luckily for me) version 2.1.7.cp2 doesn't have many 
changes from the main branch, nor from 2.1.5.

    Just in case you are wondering, I'm using MM 2.1.5 because that is 
the latest version maintained by Red Hat for AS 4. It still uses Python 

    Thanks so very much for all your help.

    Best regards,



Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Patrick Bogen wrote:
>> On 6/22/06, Ricardo Scachetti Pereira <ricardo at tdwg.org> wrote:
>>>     I searched the announcements lists, Mailman site and Google but I
>>> couldn't find information about the 2.1.7.cp2 release. Where can I find
>>> notes about that release? And what does cp2 stand for?
>> .cp2 probably means it's a cPanel version. Which means a lot of us
>> will refuse to help. ;) (There's no telling what cPanel has done to
>> it.) That said, the upgrade shouldn't be too problematic.
> Patrick is correct. Our releases are major.minor.micro (e.g 2.1.7) with
> the possible addition of an alpha/beta/release-candidate (e.g 2.1.7a1,
> 2.1.7b1, 2.1.7rc1). Any '-' or '.' added after the micro version is a
> packager's designation and we generally have no specific information
> about it.
> That said, moving lists from one installation to another is generally
> fairly simple. A rough outline is
> 1) move the lists/listname/config.pck file.
> 2a) move the archives/private/listname/ directory
> 2b) move the archives/private/listname.mbox/listname.mbox file
> 3) run fix_url on the list (bin/withlist -l -r fix_url listname)
> 4) If desired because of absolute URLs on some archive pages or other
> reasons, rebuild archives with bin/arch --wipe listname
> If you are going to do step 4), you can skip step 2a)
> If as seems likely, .cp2 is a cPanel mailman, this will be complicated
> by the fact the cPanel list names are of the form 'list_domain' with
> the '_domain' part somewhat hidden. This may require some path name
> translation in the above outline. Also, who knows what non-standard
> list attributes may have been added in the package which might cause
> simply moving the config.pck to fail.

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