The last straws of the migration process to the new server. The old server will expire in a few days, so, the last bits are to be migrated.

Migrating the git repository is quite straight forwarded. Just copying the gisosis directory over, and setting the directory. Please note, on debian, gitweb is, unlike on archlinux, a separate package

apt-get install gitosis gitweb

As the installation provided by OVH created two partitions, / and /var, I have to change the home directory of the git user accordingly, as the default location is /srv/gitosis, which would be located on the / directory.

Another thing that’s to be moved are the mailing lists. According to this site migrating mailman is just as simple as copying over the data. However, ISPConfig3 has some mailing list support, to the stuff has to be integrated as well.

To integrate mailman with the ISPConfig3 configuration, add the following to /etc/aliases, then run the newalises command

mailman:             "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post mailman"
mailman-admin:       "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman admin mailman"
mailman-bounces:     "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman bounces mailman"
mailman-confirm:     "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman confirm mailman"
mailman-join:        "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman join mailman"
mailman-leave:       "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman leave mailman"
mailman-owner:       "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman owner mailman"
mailman-request:     "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman request mailman"
mailman-subscribe:   "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe mailman"
mailman-unsubscribe: "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe mailman"

And some additonal configuration

# ln -s /etc/mailman/apache.conf /etc/apache2/conf.d/mailman.conf
# /etc/init.d/postfix restart
# /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Well, ISPConfig3 has to know about the lists, so I guess, I should add the lists first in the web interface, and then copy over the directories (lists and archives). When copying over the directories, keep in mind Arch has a different uid/gid for the mailman user (which it called list) so you have to chown the files accordingly.

Please note, due the new configuration, the URL for the web interface has changed from to

To fix the URL, issue the following command

# /var/lib/mailman/bin/withlist -l -r fix_url bscp -u

I guess I should make up some site at the lists.* subdomains on my server, well, just to redirect to the listinfo page. Anyways… migration of the mailing lists completes. Now, just some more sites, and I’ll also have to take a look at the gitweb, to finally move the BlaatSchaap Coding Projects page.