On Oct 27, 2010, at 11:02 AM, Simon Fraser wrote:
I've worked through the bzr install and finally have my own separate install of Python 2.7 with bzr2.3, just for mailman. However, 2.7 doesn't appear to work - should I be using Python 2.6 instead? Is there a way to get it working with 2.7? 
Hi Simon. I can reproduce this with Python2.7 on Ubuntu 10.10. This is caused by the locknix package, which depends on setuptools_bzr. The issues you've identified with bzr on Python2.7 are causing the setuptools_bzr dependency to fail.
The upstream fix is to remove this dependency from the locknix setup.py file. I'll try to do that in the next day or so. Once I release a new locknix package, it should work again. (Side note: I want to move locknix into the flufl namespace package, so things will change a bit more at some point in the future, but I won't block a quick fix on that reorganization.)
Incidentally, are there plans to allow installs to a different location? If you specify a prefix to install under, it checks for the presence of the Python site-packages and fails if they're not present. Is it going to be a requirement to install under the Python tree, or is this just for development?
Can you provide the commands that failed for you? I'd like to try to reproduce this. If you can, submit a bug report.
Ideally, the 'mailman' package will be installed under site-packages (or dist-packages for the Debuntudes in the audience ;) and you'll have access to just the few command line scripts in /usr/bin.
Alternatively, it should be possible to build Mailman 3 in a virtualenv to stick it anywhere you want, though I haven't tried that in a while.