[Mailman-Users] Moving and renaming a list
brad at shub-internet.org
Fri Sep 12 01:24:59 CEST 2008
Oliver Hookins wrote:
> I've got a list which is on a machine that will be decommissioned soon. I
> have to move it to another machine, but that destination machine already
> has a list with the same name. I'm guessing I will have to rename the list
> no matter what, but I can still have the same email addresses pointing to it
You'll have to rename the list, but once it's renamed, the senders should be
able to use whatever addresses they want to send to the list.
But maybe I misunderstood the question?
> The other unfortunate aspect of this situation is that the source machine
> has Mailman 2.1.5, and the destination has 2.0.9. Is this likely to cause
> big problems?
Yeah, I don't think that's going to work so well -- the binary on-disk
representation of the list configuration changed between 2.0.x and 2.1.x,
and while Mailman makes it easy to upgrade, there are no downgrade tools I
know of. Certainly, you won't be able to move the list configuration pickle
You can dump the list of users to a text file and then re-import that on the
older server, but it's going to be hard to capture all the other aspects of
the list configuration.
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