[Mailman-Users] FAQ: How To Rename a Mailman List

Barry Finkel b19141 at anl.gov
Mon Jan 5 20:59:58 CET 2009

Barry Finkel wrote:

>>I need to rename two Mailman 2.1.9 lists.  The FAQ 4.70 gives
>>explicit instructions, but it does not mention changing the
>>     /var/lib/mailman/data/aliases  (location on my Unbutu system)
>>file to reflect the new name and then running the newaliases command.
>>Should this be added to the FAQ?

And Mark Sapiro replied:
>The FAQ currently says:
>  Finally, if your MTA uses aliases for mailman lists rather than
>  some process that automatically understands list names from the
>  contents of the lists/ directory, you will have to update your
>  aliases. If you do this manually, edit your aliases to change
>  'oldlist' to 'newlist' (a total of 2 changes per alias for 10
>  aliases), and then run 'newaliases' or whatever command rebuilds
>  your alias database. It you have Postfix/Mailman integration,
>  just run bin/genaliases.
>If you think this is somehow inadequate or not prominent enough, it's a
>wiki. Feel free to edit it.

I do not know how I missed that piece.  Thanks.
Barry S. Finkel
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