[Mailman-Users] Mailman Migration to new server

Peter Merritt pwmerritt at weirdwater.org
Wed Aug 29 04:19:43 CEST 2012

Mark thank you for your help, unfortunately as I investigate further there is only one config.pck left an its corrupt. all the other lists have not config.pck. Is there anyway to recover a list of  members email addresses? 


-----Original message-----
From:Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>
Sent:Tue 08-28-2012 06:51 pm
Subject:Re: [Mailman-Users] Mailman Migration to new server
To:Peter Merritt <pwmerritt at weirdwater.org>; 
CC:mailman-users at python.org; 
On 8/28/2012 6:25 PM, Peter Merritt wrote:
> Ok to add to this a dumpdb show that no config.pck has a
> data_version. In fact some config.pck are missing for some lists.

Mailman 2.1.5's Mailman/MailList.py had code to test and set if
necessary a list's data_version attribute every time the list was

I think you must be looking in the wrong directory. If there is no
lists/LISTNAME/config.pck (ignoring for the moment the possibility of a
Mailman 2.0.x config.db), the list doesn't exist for Mailman 2.1.x

Do you have any mods in your 2.1.5?

If you think your config.pck's are otherwise OK, you could always do

echo mlist.data_version = 0 > $file
for list in `/path/to/mailman/bin/list_lists --bare`; do
  /path/to/mailman/bin/config_list -i $file $list
rm $file

It doesn't matter what you set data_version to as long as it's less than 98.

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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