[Mailman-Users] Moving mailman to a new server.

Harold Pritchett harold at uga.edu
Wed Mar 18 04:17:13 CET 2009

I have read everything I can find about moving mailman lists to a new server.
It all seems so simple...

My case SHOULD be even simpler.

I'm moving from a Fedora 8 linux server to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, both
are the 64 bit versions.  Fedora system is an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core
Processor 4600+.  The RHEL system is an Intel(R) Xeon(R) QUAD CPU E5405 @ 2.00GHz

After this, it gets pretty similar.  Both installs are the standard RPM installs.
In both cases, mailman directory is /usr/lib/mailman.  Data directory is
/opt/mailman.  This is a symbolic link from /var/lib/mailman.

[root at lists /]# ls -Fla /var/lib/mailman
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Feb 23  2008 /var/lib/mailman -> /opt/mailman/

I created a new mailman list on the new server.  I then tarred up the entire
/opt/mailman tree on the old server and restored it on the new server.

On the new server:
/usr/lib/mailman/bin/list_lists now shows ALL 31 of the lists.
/usr/lib/mailman/bin/list_members listname will show the subscribers to any of
the 31 lists.  I can run the command "mail test-l" and the mail is sent to the
test-l list on this server.

My problem:

The web interface only shows the one list I manually created on this server.
Nothing else.

Any ideas???



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