[Mailman-Users] Server migration problems

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Apr 27 04:31:09 CEST 2007

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Subject: [Mailman-Users] Server migration problems
   From: "Aaron Crosman" <ACrosman at afsc.org>
   Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 14:22:19 -0400
     To: <mailman-users at python.org>

>I know this comes up all the time, but having carefully reviewed the FAQ
>and archives, I still haven't been able to solve my problem.
>I'm working on migrating my mailman setup from an old SuSE server to a
>new Debian (4.0) server.  For the most part everything has gone
>smoothly, but the existing lists have a couple of problems I can't find
>the cause.  I  moved the lists, archive, and data directories from the
>old server, and ran update, check_perms and check_db on all the lists.
>If I run list_lists, mailman sees all the lists just fine, but when just
>the web interface I don't see anything.  I naturally assumed that had
>somehow become private during the move, so I exported the configuration
>of one of them, and saw "advertised = True" and while I know in python
>it shouldn't matter, I went ahead and updated it to be "advertised = 1",
>no difference.  If I browse to the list's admin interface directly it
>seems to work.

This certainly seems like FAQ 4.62 to me
Have you run fix_url?

>I'm also having trouble getting into the archives.  The files are there,
>and the sym-links are correct but the permissions seem to be wrong.

And what are they? And what's in the web server's error log?

>assuming I'm having a problem similar to the advertising (that mm seems
>to be over-tightening permissions somewhat), but I can't find the root
>cause.  Any suggestions on where to look?

Look at the permissions and whether the web server is allowed to follow
symlinks, and if all that is OK, it might be a SeLinux or other kind
of security polict issue.

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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