[Mailman-Developers] /opt vs traditional install [was: Mailman 3 production setup testbed]

Barry Warsaw barry at list.org
Sat Dec 12 18:32:50 EST 2015

On Dec 12, 2015, at 05:13 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

>Of course!  After all we don't have to deal with actually doing
>it. ;-)  (Presented company *not* excepted IIRC?  I hope?!  Wouldn't
>want to impose extra work on Our FLUFLous Leader!!!)

I'm certainly hoping other folks will run with the packaging issues, both
inside and outside distros.  I'm really trying to free some brain cells to
dive into mailmania (and yes, we still need a better name for that :).

> > If there's anything in our configs that don't allow installation to
> > /opt/mailman and traditional locations, then that's a bug!
>Indeed.  But surely it's not terribly hard to allow both kinds of
>installation if we just avoid hard-coded references (including
>relative references) to config and data files.

Right.  There should be no hard-coded references; everything should be
configurable via the mailman.cfg file.

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