[Mailman-Users] Question About last_mailman_version During Migratrion

Barry Finkel bsfinkel at anl.gov
Wed Feb 23 17:06:19 CET 2011

I am testing migrating Mailman from an Ubuntu Dapper system with
my own Mailman 2.1.14 package built from the SourceForge source
to an Ubuntu Lucid system with the Debian Lucid Mailman 2.1.13

I tested the Lucid system, and then I copied

      /var/lib/mailman/qfiles     [no files present]

from my test Dapper to the Lucid system.  I then rebuilt the


file (each system has test lists).  The question regards


The current file on Lucid has "0x2010ef0", and before the merge it had
"0x2010df0".  I have not done extensive testing with the lists I copied,
but I had no trouble accessing the admin web pages for a few lists.
Given that the Lucid installation is 2.1.13, should the
last_mailman_version be set back to "0x2010df0"?  I am assuming that
there will be no problems with the list config files in


between 2.1.13 and 2.1.14.  I have not loooked in detail at the Debian
patches to 2.1.13, other than to discard most of them when I attempted
to build a 2.1.14 Lucid package from the SourceForge source.  The only
problem I had in building the package is that is was built for AMD64
(as I have on Dapper), not for X86-64 (as I have on Lucid).  I have not
yet had the time to determine why, as I am told that I have to install
the Debian Lucid package.  Thanks.
Barry S. Finkel
Computing and Information Systems Division
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