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I've inherited a Fedora 8 server with a very long (~10 years) history of
updates, upgrades, small changes etc. I've decided to install a new
Linux server (Gentoo), configure it and (selectively) migrate only
necessary data.
There is a mailman instance installed on the "old" server and there are
several (less than 10) mailing lists. I'd like to emerge (install) a
fresh port of mailman on the "new" server and "copy" those lists. Can I
ask for any help:
- which files should I examine?
- is copying of those files enough?
- ..?
Best regards,
Marek

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  • Marek Kozlowski at Jul 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Marek Kozlowski wrote:
    :-)
    I've inherited a Fedora 8 server with a very long (~10 years) history of
    updates, upgrades, small changes etc. I've decided to install a new
    Linux server (Gentoo), configure it and (selectively) migrate only
    necessary data.
    There is a mailman instance installed on the "old" server and there are
    several (less than 10) mailing lists. I'd like to emerge (install) a
    fresh port of mailman on the "new" server and "copy" those lists. Can I
    ask for any help:
    - which files should I examine?
    - is copying of those files enough?
    - ..?
    Sorry, I missed the most important part:
    - both servers use postfix as MTA,
    - the old server used uw-imap (mbox files for e-mail) while the new one
    uses courier-imap (.maildir directories),
    - I don't use mysql for mail nor web.

    /M
  • Mark Sapiro at Jul 15, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Marek Kozlowski wrote:
    Marek Kozlowski wrote:
    :-)
    I've inherited a Fedora 8 server with a very long (~10 years) history of
    updates, upgrades, small changes etc. I've decided to install a new
    Linux server (Gentoo), configure it and (selectively) migrate only
    necessary data.
    There is a mailman instance installed on the "old" server and there are
    several (less than 10) mailing lists. I'd like to emerge (install) a
    fresh port of mailman on the "new" server and "copy" those lists. Can I
    ask for any help:
    - which files should I examine?
    - is copying of those files enough?
    - ..?

    Some posts referenced in the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/2oA9> may
    help.

    You need to move Mailman's lists/ and archives/private/ directories
    from the old installation to the new. If domain names are changing,
    you will also need to run fix_url (run bin/fix_url.py for help), and
    you will probably want to rebuild the archives (see "bin/cleanarch
    --help" and "bin/arch --help")
    Sorry, I missed the most important part:
    - both servers use postfix as MTA,
    - the old server used uw-imap (mbox files for e-mail) while the new one
    uses courier-imap (.maildir directories),
    - I don't use mysql for mail nor web.

    If delivery to Mailman is via aliases, you will need to run
    bin/genaliases after moving the lists. The imap server is not involved
    in any case. Either Postfix uses Mailman aliases to pipe mail directly
    to Mailman or all Mailman mail for all lists is delivered to a single
    maildir and processed by Mailman's Mailman/Queue/MaildirRunner.py
    module which see for more information.

    --
    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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