On 10/29/20 3:00 AM, Onyeibo Oku wrote: > > I also tried the steps illustrated on > https://debian-administration.org/article/567/Migrating_mailman_lists. > That gave me lots of errors pertaining to permissions despite running > 'check_perms -f' (makes me wonder what the recommended > permissions/ownership for files in /var/lib/mailman/ would be).
check_perms should make them right. The important thing is group permissions on files should be `rw` and directories `rws` and the group should be Mailman's group. If check_perms says things are OK and there are still permission errors, it is probably a SELinux or apparmor issue. > In the > end, the lists were visible via the web interface but I couldn't log > into administration from there (I got an error page ... something about > Mailman being buggy). Some other pages wouldn't open too. When you get the "we hit a bug" page, you have to look at Mailman's error log to see what the issue is. Did you see https://wiki.list.org/x/4030682 and the two posts linked from its first paragraph? Basically, the first step is to install Mailman and get it working on the new server. Once you have a working Mailman installation on the new server, for each list you want to move, create the /var/lib/mailman/LISTNAME directory on the new server and move the /var/lib/mailman/LISTNAME/config.pck file to it. That should be all you need to move the list. For archives, create the /var/lib/mailman/archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox directory and move the /var/lib/mailman/archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox file. Then run `bin/arch --wipe LISTNAME` as the mailman user to rebuild the pipermail archive. -- Mark Sapiro <m...@msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers, San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan ------------------------------------------------------ Mailman-Users mailing list -- email@example.com To unsubscribe send an email to mailman-users-le...@python.org https://mail.python.org/mailman3/lists/mailman-users.python.org/ Mailman FAQ: http://wiki.list.org/x/AgA3 Security Policy: http://wiki.list.org/x/QIA9 Searchable Archives: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/ https://email@example.com/