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Bug 88144 - Upgrading to RedHat 9 causes all mailing list archives to point to
Summary: Upgrading to RedHat 9 causes all mailing list archives to point to http://por...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mailman
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John Dennis
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-06 20:15 UTC by H. Peter Anvin
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-04-24 15:15:12 UTC

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2003:179 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Mailman RPM does not properly handle package installation and upgrade. 2003-09-24 04:00:00 UTC

Description H. Peter Anvin 2003-04-06 20:15:31 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030211

Description of problem:
The shipped Mailman/ contains:


After doing an upgrade from RedHat 8.0, this causes *ALL* mailing list archive
links to point to instead of using the web URL
that is assigned to each mailing list.  I have worked around this by adding in


... however, that is less desirable than the previous situation since it will no
longer point to the correct vhost.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up a Mailman server on RedHat 8
2. Upgrade to RedHat 9
3. Fix the problems described in bug 88083
4. Go to http://<host>/mailman/listinfo/<listname>
5. Click on the archive link

Actual Results:  Attempt to open

Expected Results:  Attempt to open http://<host>/pipermail/...

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Vignaud 2003-04-10 21:29:09 UTC
I have fixed 88083 on my upgraded server and i have some more information on
this problem:

I have two lists on my server; one list is public, it's name is displayed with
the other is private and does not appear.

I reproduce the problem only with the public list. The private one is working
fine and leads to

Comment 2 SEKINE Tatsuo 2003-04-24 03:13:32 UTC
The reason of this problem is that
  /var/mailman/Mailman/ is NOT marked as config file.

Please run the command below:
  $ rpm -q --qf \
    "[%{FILENAMES} (%{FILEFLAGS:fflags})\n]" mailman \
    | grep mm_cfg

The result should be
  /var/mailman/Mailman/ (cn)
where "c" means "config" and "n" mesans "noreplace",
but we obtain
  /var/mailman/Mailman/ ()

The spec file shoud have
  %attr(0644, root, mailman) %config(noreplace) \
  %verify(not md5 size time) %{_var}/mailman/Mailman/

Obviously this CRITICAL bug cause many problems.
- Updating destroy old configuration.
- Verifying of package will fail always.
- etc.

Comment 3 John Dennis 2003-09-24 19:18:33 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

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