[Mailman-Users] Changing the Name of the Mailman Machine

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Apr 24 19:26:10 CEST 2007

Barry Finkel wrote:
>I am not sure what to do with the archives, which have the current/old
>machine name buried therein.  Will the
>     bin/arch
>utility accomplish that task?  It is not clear from the help displayed
>with the "-h" option.

bin/arch --wipe

will rebuild the entire archive with the current host in the listinfo
link. It is a good idea to first run bin/cleanarch against the
archives/private/listname.mbox/listname.mbox files to make sure there
won't be any problems from unescaped lines beginning with "From ". You
can use the --dry-run option to check the file without writing a new

Alternatively, those pages which are updated such as the table of
contents and the current and future periodic indexes and new messages
will all get the correct name when they are (re)written even if you do
nothing, but you'd need to run some kind of editing script to fix the
links on pages that won't be updated.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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