[Mailman-Users] Problem with moving lists

James Gallagher jgallagher at opendap.org
Fri Dec 5 21:52:13 CET 2008

On Dec 5, 2008, at 9:53 AM, Brad Knowles wrote:

> James Gallagher wrote:
>> I moved a set of lists from one host & mailman installation to  
>> another host running Mailman 2.1.11rc2. I followed the advice in  
>> the FAQ regarding moving lists and it seemed to work OK but I  
>> notice two issues. First, messages to the lists are not being  
>> archived - I've checked the permissions on the .mbox files, et c.,  
>> and they are the same as with new lists where archiving does work.
> What are your ownership and permissions like?  What happens when you  
> run "~Mailman/bin/check_perms"?  Not all of the things in FAQ 4.78  
> (see <http://wiki.list.org/x/A4E9>) are going to be relevant to your  
> problem here, but there are lots of good general debugging steps  
> that are listed there.
>>                                 One thing that shouldn't matter is  
>> that I ran configure before I copied the lists - I forget if that's  
>> the order used in the FAQ answer.
> I'm not convinced that won't create a problem for you, but I'll  
> leave that question for Mark.
>> The second question, and it might provide a clue regarding the  
>> first, is that I have the lists in question set to prefix the  
>> message subject with  the name of the list in brackets. Again, that  
>> works with the new lists but not with the moved lists.
> That sounds like a configuration file that is not in the right  
> place, and that might potentially be caused by the "configure" not  
> being done in the correct place on the correct system.

There were two problems: One I needed to re-run configure and use -- 
with-username and two, I failed to configure some host-specific   
settings so mailman was never actually getting my test messages.

Thanks for the help with the basic configuration stuff.

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James Gallagher
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