[Mailman-Users] moving mailman lists to new server, same domain name

Andrew Watson andrew.b.watson at nasa.gov
Sun Jan 3 20:23:41 CET 2010

>> What's in mm_cfg.py?
mm_cfg.py is empty on the new server.
on the old server it contains:

DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'visionscience.com'
DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'visionscience.com'

I added these lines to the new server, but it did not fix the problem.

>> What's the output from postconf -n?

This is evidently a postfix command. Where do I find/run this? 
"locate postconf" returns nothing.
I do not find a folder /etc/postfix (on either old or new server). How do I tell if postfix is installed?
Does the bounce message (below) indicate that postfix is installed?

>  What does "ls
> -l /usr/local/mailman/data" give?

visionscience# ls -l /usr/local/mailman/data
total 16
-rw-r-----  1 root     mailman     41 Dec 31 23:01 adm.pw
-rw-r--r--  1 root     mailman     10 May 29  2008 last_mailman_version
-rw-rw----  1 mailman  mailman      6 Dec 31 23:01 master-qrunner.pid
-rw-r--r--  1 root     mailman  14114 May 29  2008 sitelist.cfg

Thanks and regards,


On Jan 3, 2010, at 6:57 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> Andrew Watson wrote:
>> Then switched DNS to new IP.
>> Sent first test message to one of the lists (hs), but it bounced. Edited bounce message below:
>>> #< #5.0.0 X-Postfix; host mysite.com[128.xxx.xxx.xxx] said: 553 5.3.0 <hs at mysite.com>... User unknown (in reply to RCPT TO command)> #SMTP#
>> I ran newaliases. Same result.
>> The alias hs does appear in the /etc/mail/aliases:
>> hs:              "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post hs"
>> There is a duplicate definition of the mailman alias, but the two are
>> identical. Maybe it makes newaliases unhappy?
> What's in mm_cfg.py? What's the output from postconf -n? What does "ls
> -l /usr/local/mailman/data" give?
> -- 
> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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