[Mailman-Users] Moving server and location

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Mon Dec 8 03:28:28 CET 2008

On Sat, Dec 06, 2008 at 03:03:15PM +0100, Marc Beyer wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to move the lists and archives of an existing Mailman 2.1.8
> installation to a new server with a newly installed 2.1.11 version. On


> If I now run /opt/mailman-2.1.11/bin/list_lists it finds all the
> previously existing lists. check_perms also runs fine.
> Problem: both http://newserver.url/mailman/listinfo and
> http://newserver.url/mailman/admin say that there are no lists
> installed. What can I do to see these lists in the web interface? Also,

Have you 
    (a) created the site-list on $NEW_INSTALL?
    (b) fixed-up the new hostname for the lists?
    (c) fixed-up the new URIs for the lists?
 -- those are the things I'd look at first.

for (b), you might find bin/config_list setting host_name useful; for (c)
you may find bin/withlist and fix_url useful.

> shouldn't I be prompted for the old admin password at some point(where
> is that kept)?

When you visit a list's admin pages, yes. As for the admin password, data/adm.pw --
re-settable via bin/mmsitepass

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