[Mailman-Users] Moving list members and passwords to Mailman on a new server

Paul Kleeberg paul at fpen.org
Sun Jan 20 23:03:31 CET 2013

I am finally migrating a copy of mailman lists off of an older Mac running 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Server to a new Mac with Mountain Lion 10.8 server.  I found the instructions on http://www.livetime.com/mountain-lion-mailman-mailing-list/ very helpful to install mailman on 10.8.  Since the paths seemed to be vastly different, I migrated the config.pck files with config_list, extracting the settings from 10.6 and importing them to the new config.pck file on the 10.8 box.  Subscribers were not migrated though it appears they are in the pickle file.

I tried to use step 6 from the website above 

ln -s /usr/local/mailman/bin/paths.py
import paths
import Mailman, pickle
configFile = open('config.pck')
config = pickle.load(configFile)
<a title="members" href="http://www.livetime.com/members/">members</a> = config['members'].keys()
print 'n'.join(members)

But it did not work for me.  I tried pasting line by line, but after the python command, I was stuck.  I also fear that, thought it might be successful, it may not migrate passwords.

Can anyone tell me how I might migrate the list members to the new server along with their passwords?

Paul Kleeberg
paul at fpen.org

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