Public bug reported:
Contrary to "src/mailman/docs/START.txt" which says
Run the ``bin/mailman info`` command to see which configuration file Mailman will use, and where it will put its database file. The first time you run this, Mailman will also create any necessary run-time directories and log files.
neither the mailman command alone nor running it with option "info" creates the initial directory structure.
If you go with the default settings in mailman.cfg you probably won't notice because you are within the correct directory structure. But if you set "var_dir: /opt/mailman" in e.g. /etc/mailman.cfg things break.
I believe fixing this would also fix ticket #543620.
** Affects: mailman Importance: Undecided Status: New
Make that bug 543620
** Changed in: mailman Milestone: None => 3.0.0a6
After making the mailman.cfg change suggested in bug 543620 is this still a problem for you? I've verified that it works for me in current 3.0 trunk.
** Changed in: mailman Status: New => Invalid
** Changed in: mailman Status: Invalid => Incomplete