[Mailman-Users] RPM installation help

Gregory Leblanc GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Thu Apr 6 22:20:19 CEST 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Seth Vidal [mailto:skvidal at phy.duke.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 1:08 PM
> To: Gregory Leblanc
> Cc: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: RE: [Mailman-Users] RPM installation help
> > They come with the Professional version of RedHat.  I have 
> an RPM here, but
> > the file list is wrong because I'm too lazy to expand the 
> loops in the
> > install script.  If anybody wants to give me a list of all 
> the files and
> > locations (preferrably under /opt) I will make the RPM 
> available, or you can
> > wait a few more weeks for me to get some time to work on it.
> I haven't gotten the rpm yet but it appears that it breaks the FHS -
> putting it in /opt would break it more.

>From my understanding, packages that can't be broken up (the installation
instructions for mailman-1.1 have everything installed to 1 directory), /opt
is the correct location for these packages.  If there ARE instructions for
installing mailman to multiple directories, please point me in the right
direction.  The advise that I got to put it in /opt came from several people
on the RPM list.

> it should be closer to the deb of mailman meaning:
> archives and ml data in /var/lib/mailman
> programs in /usr/bin
> binary data or relatively static config stuff in /usr/share/mailman

This assumes that mailman knows how to install itself to multiple locations,
which I couldn't convince it to do.  Again, if there's a way to do this,
please let me know.  

P.S.  None of the Linux distributions are FHS compliant currently (to the
best of my knowledge).  Debian will be (close?) when whatever their next
release is released.

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