[Mailman-Users] Re: upgrading from 1.1 to 2.0.8

Will Yardley william+mm at hq.newdream.net
Sat Apr 6 12:17:40 CEST 2002

Vik wrote:
> Does anyone have any experience doing this (running 2.x on a debian/stable
> system)?

with a little editing, you can build the unstable package on -stable.
i've also built from source on -stable. if you're already using the
package, you might want to use the packaged version, since debian puts
stuff in weird (ie conforming to debian policy) places.

you'll need the debianutils and dh-make packages if you don't already
have them.  i think i needed to comment out the dh_installman line from
debian/rules in the source package as well.

so basically....
1) install the debianutils dpkg-dev and dh-make packages if necessary.
1.5) edit sources list so that you're getting testing or unstable source
2) apt-get source mailman 
3) edit mailman-2.0.8/debian/rules as necessary (i think just commenting
out the dh_installman line is sufficient).
4) (from within the source directory) $ fakeroot dpkg-buildpackage 
5) # cd .. ; dpkg -i mailman*deb

Will Yardley
input: william < @ hq . newdream . net . >

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