[Mailman-Users] oddness - please help

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw at cnri.reston.va.us
Thu Jun 3 18:39:49 CEST 1999

>>>>> "CJK" == Corbett J Klempay <cklempay at chimera.acm.jhu.edu> writes:

    CJK> as running configure dies like this:

    CJK> checking for mailman UID... cat: conftest.out: No such file
    CJK> or directory

    CJK> configure: error: ***** No "mailman" user found!  ***** Your
    CJK> system must have a "mailman" user defined (usually ***** in
    CJK> your /etc/passwd file).  Please see the INSTALL file *****
    CJK> file details.

What does the following Python code output?

import pwd
print pwd.getpwnam('mailman')[0]

It ought to output "mailman".  That's what the configure test
essentially does.

Did you upgrade Python recently?  Could that install have gone wrong?

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