[Mailman-Developers] current snapshot install...

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Sun, 24 Feb 2002 00:24:58 -0500

>>>>> "RJ" == Ron Jarrell <jarrell@vt.edu> writes:

    RJ> Updated my snapshot, and was playing with install.  Install
    RJ> *really* shouldn't depend on someone having installed a tar
    RJ> that understands the "z" option.

Yeah, I know that.  The command should be rewritten to use gunzip
piping to tar.  Can we count on that existing some place?  If there
are doubts, we can add a configure test w/ a warning if those progs
are missing.
    RJ> And, given that the rest of the install stresses doing things
    RJ> are yourself, it really shouldn't be trying to install the
    RJ> email kit anyway - I've *never* installed mailman as something
    RJ> that *could* install a new python module...

That's the point of the change, Mailman does not (now) install the
email package into some place that will affect your normal Python
environment.  It installs it in a place that only Mailman will use.