[Mailman-Users] Upgrading and changing machines

Joshua J. Kugler joshua at eeinternet.com
Wed May 9 04:01:48 CEST 2007

I searched the archives, but only found this message:
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2004-March/035371.html which 
had no reply.

We're upgrading from 2.0.11-1woody1 to 2.1.5-9ubuntu4.1, and changing boxes in 
the process.  I've read the docs, but haven't found anything about upgrading.  
Is there a documented procedure somewhere for upgrading?  This page: 
http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/site.html the 'move_list' script, but 
there is no additional documentation about it, and it is nowhere to be found 
in the tab balls.  It does, however, sound like something I might need.

I assume I can copy over the directories in /var/lib/mailman/lists, but what 
must I do to the config.db to complete the upgrade?  I'll need to change the 
host name, but there are other fields in there that look like they may need 
updating, but I'm not sure how, and I'd rather let an "official" script muck 
around with config.db.

Any hints/tips?


Joshua Kugler                           
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