[Mailman-Users] Moving Archive Lists
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Jul 22 05:43:26 CEST 2014
> I’m attempting to bring it up on a new box with a yum-supplied copy
> of mailman rather than the old-fashioned hand install.
Some systems put the configs and so on in a different place from the
"standard" mailman install. I infer that you have the right place,
but please confirm. On my Debian system, list configs look like
and I've never seen a system that didn't conform to the
> The yum-supplied new mailman version is not the same as the version
> on the old server,
How old was the old Mailman? AFAIK old configs should automatically
be upgraded if necessary when you upgrade Mailman, unless they're very
very old (< 2.1.9 at a guess).
> But the old archive lists, in the same directory with the same
> permissions, are not showing up.
Please clarify what you mean by "old archive lists not showing up."
What's not showing up? The list archives? The public lists in the
mailman/listinfo page in the admin website? It doesn't deliver posts
to those lists? More than one of the above (please specify)?
> Is there some pck database file I need to upgrade or massage to
> have the old lists be recognized?
No, Mailman 2.1 recognizes lists by the presence of a config.pck file
in the lists/<list-name> directory. If you have the right place and
the version of Mailman that created the configs was not locally
modified and not decades old, it should recognize those configs.
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