[Mailman-Users] Mailman init script doesn't work and webpage doesn't show list of lists

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Jun 12 06:37:48 CEST 2014

On 06/11/2014 02:10 PM, Jimmy wrote:
> I am upgrading a list server from an old Fedora system to a RHEL 6.5 server
> and migration of mailman isn't going well. Mailman (on both systems) is
> installed with the RH provided RPM (mailman-2.1.12-18.el6.x86_64)
> The first issue on the new server is that the mailman init script does not
> function, fails with this message "Starting mailman: Site list is missing:
> mailman". I can manually run `bin/mailmanctl start` and the service seems
> to start. Once the service is started I can get to the admin page and list
> overview page but the page indicates that there are no publicly advertised
> lists, even though all of the lists indicate "advertised = 1" in the dumpdb.

The files installed by the RH RPM are not in the same places they were
in your old Fedora system. See the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/KYCB>.

> Here are some steps I've taken:
> moved data/archive and mailman configs and Apache configs from old server
> to new

But probably not to the places the new Mailman expects them to be.
Again, see the above FAQ.

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