In a message of Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:15:01 -0500, Bill.Costa@unh.edu writes:
Mark Sapiro email@example.com recently posted, in part...
Are you installing Mailman 2.1.19 on the Red Hat system or using whatever Red Hat rpm package that's available, and if the latter, what is that? And, what Mailman will you be using on the RHEL 7 system?
Well my original plan was to install the latest and greatest Mailman on both the old RHEL 5 system, and then the new RHEL 7, rather than use whatever the RPM package does.
I ask because the FAQ at http://wiki.list.org/x/8486953 may be relevant.
It definitely is relevant. I was just asking the system admin if I should be putting the install someplace other than what was recommended in the manual and I specifically mentioned FHS issues.
Assuming you will be installing Mailman 2.1.19 from source, I would be more concerned over potential difficulties due to the older Python than with any gotchas from moving to a newer Python although there are some compatibility issues with older Mailman versions and newer Python. See http://wiki.list.org/x/4030629 for more on both kinds.
Well that's why I thought it could avoid issues by installing the latest Python as well, just for Mailman, and leave the system Python alone.
My production server is Centos 5 with Python 2.4.3, but I also have Python 2.7.9 installed and configure Mailman --with-python=/usr/bin/python2.7. I wouldn't necessarily call it "good practice", but it's certainly a viable approach.
Thanks for the confirmation.
I have been away. I get to this discussion late, and so sorry if this has been mentioned, but
YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST NOT CHANGE YOUR CENTOS SYSTEM PYTHON 2.4.3 OR YOU WILL BREAK YOUR WHOLE PACKAGING SYSTEM!
(now I go back and read older mail. must get this warning out now.)