[Mailman-Users] Installation problem

Dan Mick dmick at utopia.West.Sun.COM
Mon Apr 15 21:51:27 CEST 2002

> 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.  

Lesson #1 when debugging software problems: ignore all error messages
but the first.

ImportError: No module named pwd

You need to find out why your Python installation is broken 
such that it can't find the pwd module.

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