[Mailman-Users] How to import the xml file from export.py

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Jul 11 18:37:45 CEST 2014

On 07/11/2014 06:13 AM, Alain Williams wrote:
> I want to extract all of the roster (user list) information from a mail list and
> import into another one.[**] I can get all of what I want using export.py but I
> cannot see how to import that information into another list.
> How do I do that ?

The 'import' script was never written. AFAIK, you have to write your own.

> BTW: how is progress on the project to store mailman info in a SQL database
> rather than a python pickle ?

This is already done in Mailman 3. There are no plans to do this in
Mailman 2.1.

> [**] Long story short: I took over the list from another server with an old
> version of mailman running under cpanel. There is a problem where the text of
> digests is duplicated - since this does not happen elsewhere an obvious solution
> is to recreate the list and import the members.

Or to diagnose the issue with the existing list and fix it. If you want
to do that, tell us more specifically what the issue is. I.e. what text
is duplicated, does it affect both plain format and MIME format digests
or only one type, and anything else you think is relevant.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list