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hi all,

i'm a list manager (not site administrator). i fsck'ed up and put the wrong
url for the base mailman url.

i noticed a file /home/mailman/lists/vox/config.db, which i don't have read
or write permissions to. is this where list configs are stored? is it a
berkeley db file?

is there a way to recover from screwing up the base mailman url for this list
without contacting the site administrator?

i'm sure this question gets asked every once in a while. sorry for asking
it. :( i checked the faq. the site doesn't seem to have any mailman
documentation:

[vox]$ locate mailman | grep -i doc
[vox]$

also, the list administrator docs link on http://www.list.org/mgrs.html
seems to be down. :(

pete

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  • Jon Carnes at Nov 20, 2001 at 9:46 pm
    You are probably going to need the site admin to help you out.

    There are two easy ways to recover from this:
    - replace the config.db with the config.db.bak (the last known good
    version of the database...) The files are in each lists directory:
    ~mailman/lists/<list-name>/...
    - Create a link (or series of links) in your directory structure to mimic
    the URL you punched in to the Admin site. You might even need to play with
    the /etc/hosts file to point the domain name to the proper place. Remember
    to set VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW = 1 in your ~mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py file

    You should also be able to use the ~mailman/bin/config_list command to
    output the configuration, edit it, then read it back in again. I think
    this would be a harder option.

    Good Luck - Jon Carnes
    On Tuesday 20 November 2001 16:02, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
    hi all,

    i'm a list manager (not site administrator). i fsck'ed up and put the
    wrong url for the base mailman url.

    i noticed a file /home/mailman/lists/vox/config.db, which i don't have
    read or write permissions to. is this where list configs are stored? is
    it a berkeley db file?

    is there a way to recover from screwing up the base mailman url for this
    list without contacting the site administrator?

    i'm sure this question gets asked every once in a while. sorry for
    asking it. :( i checked the faq. the site doesn't seem to have any
    mailman documentation:

    [vox]$ locate mailman | grep -i doc
    [vox]$

    also, the list administrator docs link on http://www.list.org/mgrs.html
    seems to be down. :(

    pete

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