[Mailman-Developers] Help with mailman 3, attempting to build branch

Simon Fraser srf at sanger.ac.uk
Wed Oct 27 14:33:03 CEST 2010

> 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.)

Thanks for the quick response. I'll use Python 2.6.3 until it changes. 

> >Incidentally, are there plans to allow installs to a different location?

> Can you provide the commands that failed for you?  I'd like to try to
> reproduce this.  If you can, submit a bug report.

Submitted, as #667252

> 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.

I think the options for me will be "Build a .deb" or "Install Python &
Mailman in their own environment."  I asked because our current Mailman
installation is on its own partition, replicated with DRBD, and I was
concerned about being able to continue doing that.


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