[Mailman-Users] need assistance upgrading Mailman

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Aug 25 08:32:04 CEST 2015

Mark Sapiro writes:

 > On August 24, 2015 12:44:02 PM PDT, Nina Nicholson
 > <nnicholson at dioceseofnewark.org> wrote:

 > >Andrew - I am using Plesk, and Mailman does interface with it.
 > According to the FAQ at
 > <http://wiki.list.org/DOC/Mailman%20and%20Plesk>, updating Plesk
 > Mailman from source is "not for the faint of heart".

IIRC, that FAQ is quite old (like 2008?)  At least it mentions Plesk 7
(currently Plesk is at 12+ it seems, with 11.x still in support).
According to this thread:


from a year ago, at least on Linux Plesk can use the OS distro package
for Mailman.  So it *may* be as easy as "yum update mailman; mchk" as
the thread suggests.  MediaTemple (Nina's hosting service) documents
Plesk's "mchk" command here:


OTOH, if MediaTemple is still on Mailman as old as 2.1.9, there may be
a pile of dependencies (most importantly, python) that are need to be
upgraded as well.  Besides dependencies like Python, the DMARC-aware
Mailman versions provide new handlers as separate modules IIRC.  Since
Plesk's APS packaging standard includes a complete manifest of package
files (path, size, SHA1), that could upset it.

Of course all the above is guesswork; it would be nice if someone with
Plesk experience could confirm.


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