[Mailman-Users] Mailman Update...
brad at shub-internet.org
Tue Jan 16 23:44:26 CET 2007
At 5:24 PM -0500 1/16/07, maillists wrote:
> I basically have some questions and need moral support before I do
The upgrade process may be different for you, as it appears that you
are using a packaged version from your OS provider. You would need
to talk to the person or the group that created that package in order
to get details of how their version of the upgrade process would work.
> I have lots of files in:
> /var/mailman/qfiles/shunt/ ans also /var/mailman/qfiles/bad/
> What should I do with these?
For the most part, you shouldn't need to do anything with them. You
probably want to take a look at them and see what they are before you
throw them away, however.
> Were these old email messages that were never delivered?
> I downloaded the tarball of 2.1.9. the UPGRADE file said that the
> "upgrade" script would automatically run. Does this mean tht I should
> just do the ./configure thing as if this is a new install? Does this
> take care of everything?
You can't use the standard upgrade process to go from the packaged
version of Mailman from someone else to our standard version. If you
want to stick with the packaged version, you should get the latest
version of the package from the appropriate OS vendor facilities, and
use their support mechanism for any questions you may have about
their version of Mailman.
If you want to use our standard tarball, that will mean a completely
separate and distinct installation. Our upgrade process doesn't know
anything about the configuration files and locations of data from the
packaged version, so you would need to manually copy over everything
you wanted to keep.
> Finally is there anything that I should watch out for, or does anybody
> see if I might be heading for disaster?
If you've never installed our software from our standard version of
the tarball, then this process is likely to be more work than you're
You're going to need to decide whether or not you're going to stick
with the packaged version of Mailman as available from your OS
provider (and if so, then you need to use their support facilities
for any questions you might have), or if you're going to use our
standard version as available from our download page.
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