[Mailman-Users] AttributeError: UnixMailbox

Greg Cole gcole at friends-partners.org
Wed Feb 14 13:28:15 CET 2001

Hi, I'm having difficulty installing mailman (2.01) (python 2.0) on MacOS
X PB.  The configure, permissions, compilation, etc. seems to be fine but
the "make install" finally terminates with the following:  (also, any
invocation of scripts like "newlist" terminate with the same):

. . .
Compiling /home/mailman/Mailman/pythonlib/nntplib.py ...
Compiling /home/mailman/Mailman/pythonlib/rfc822.py ...
Compiling /home/mailman/Mailman/pythonlib/smtplib.py ...
Compiling /home/mailman/Mailman/pythonlib/tempfile.py ...
Compiling /home/mailman/Mailman/versions.py ...
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "bin/update", line 32, in ?
    from Mailman import MailList
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 45, in ?
    from Mailman.Archiver import Archiver
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/__init__.py", line 17, in ?
    from Archiver import *
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line 33, in ?
    from Mailman import Mailbox
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Mailbox.py", line 23, in ?
    import mailbox
  File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Mailbox.py", line 27, in ?
    class Mailbox(mailbox.UnixMailbox):
AttributeError: UnixMailbox

I've searched the net but can't seem to find what is happening.  The files
mailbox.py and mailbox.pyc are installed in /usr/local/lib/python2.0.

Does anyone have any ideas on what will fix this?  

Thanks so much,


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