On May 03, 2012, at 02:49 PM, David wrote:
I installed it but I didn't get a var directory at all. (On the chance that it is created only after starting Mailman the first time, I tried to start it but that didn't work either.) The last line of the installation output
Correct. The var directory (and database, etc.) don't get created until the first time Mailman "starts", but my recommendation is to run
$ bin/mailman info
to get that initial file system layout, including the var dir. You might want to create your mailman.cfg file first though.
After you've run the info command and seen where it's putting things, adjust your mailman.cfg file accordingly. When you're happy with it, then you can run 'start' to get the runners going.