[Mailman-Users] Installation problem

tom fogal_t at chasma.net
Mon Apr 15 20:39:34 CEST 2002

it sounds to me like you have an old version of python.
get 2.2 from www.python.org, and see if that fixes your problems..


----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Evans" <eje4 at cornell.edu>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 2:26 PM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Installation problem

> Hi,
> I have not been able to install Mailman, and I'm hoping someone out
> may be able to offer some helpful advice.
> Configuration: I'm on a Sun workstation with Solaris 8, and running
> have created a user called mailman, and a group called mailman.  The
> mailman user is listed in the local passwd file, i.e. /etc/passwd/.
> mailman home directory is /usersm/mailman, and it is owned by user
> mailman.  The setgid bit is set on this directory.  I am logged in as
> mailman when I try to run the installation.
> The problem is that when I run ./configure --prefix=/usersm/mailman,
> fails with the following error messages:
> checking for --with-username... mailman
> checking for mailman UID... Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "conftest.py", line 1, in ?
>      import pwd, string
> ImportError: No module named pwd
> cat: cannot open conftest.out
> configure: error:
> ***** No "mailman" user found!
> ***** Your system must have a "mailman" user defined
> This is puzzling because I most definitely do have a mailman user
> defined.  Can anyone help me figure out what the problem is here?
> very much.
> Best wishes,
> Eric Evans
> Cornell Phonetics Lab
> Ithaca, NY
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