[Mailman-Users] renaming lists

Dragon dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Mon Mar 13 20:03:33 CET 2006

Dave Stern sent the message below at 10:49 3/13/2006:
>We have a number of departments with similarly-sounding lists as well as
>some that replicate others. To streamline and simplify, I intend to rename
>some lists. The FAQ describe how to move and redirect lists but this isn't
>quite what I want. In some cases, some lists will swap names (ie ListX
>is renamed to ListY and ListY is renamed to listX so web redirect wont
>work. OTOH, it's not an issue since the web interface is just used by
>the few list admins who've already agreed to new names, web paths, perhaps
>even resetting their admin passwords). Also none of the  lists have
>With that in mind, I'm hoping I can just swap their config.pck files
>(after turning off sendmail and qrunner).  Is this doable?
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Oh yeah, one further thought while we are on this subject...

You may want to consider using entirely new list names because it is 
just about certain that your users are going to get confused and try 
to post to the wrong list.

Even using new list names, expect there to be a lot of user issues 
with the transition.


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