[Mailman-Users] Restoring manually backed-up archives into cPanel installation?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Jan 15 21:03:23 EST 2019

On 1/15/19 3:40 PM, Brian Carpenter wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mark Sapiro
>> I may be wrong because Brian knows more about cPanel than I do, and I
>> don't know what /scripts/fixmailinglistperms does, but I see an issue
>> with the above.
>> Namely, if the backups don't come from cPanel, the list's _internal_name
>> in the backup won't have the _domain appendage that cPanel list's have
>> and if the new domain is not the old one, the list's web_page_url will
>> have the wrong domain name. Also, the list's host_name may be wrong, but
>> that can be fixed via the Mailman web UI, but without a correct
>> web_page_url, none of the web form submissions will work.
> That is why you first create the lists via the cPanel interface. Overwriting
> the contents of the list directory with the backups will not interfere with
> cPanel's list naming approach if those lists were first created by cPanel.

I wasn't concerned about things like the directory names. I was
concerned that the list's _internal_name attribute in the config.pck
created by cPanel would be the listname_domain cPanel name and the value
in the backed up config.pck would be just the listname.

However, as I said, "Brian knows more about cPanel than I do" and I have
now looked at the cPanel Mailman patches that I have (an old set from
2.1.13, but I doubt they've changed much), and it seems that even in
cPanel, the _internal_name attribute is just the listname without the
_domain appendage, so I withdraw my concern.

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

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