[Mailman-Users] Problems installing mailman on Solaris 8

Alex Heatley alex.heatley004 at msd.govt.nz
Thu Dec 12 23:11:12 CET 2002

Hi all,

We are attempting to install mailman on a solaris 8 box. We installed python via a package from sunfreeware.com and compiled and installed mailman from source. 

However when we try to access the admin script, we get the following error:
admin(11198): [----- Traceback ------]
admin(11198): Traceback (most recent call last):
admin(11198):   File "/usr/local/mailman/scripts/driver", line 80, in run_main
admin(11198):     import Mailman.pythonlib.cgi
admin(11198):   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/pythonlib/cgi.py", line 35, in ?
admin(11198):     from StringIO import StringIO
admin(11198): ImportError: cannot import name StringIO
admin(11198): [----- Python Information -----]

which is a complete mystery to us, a web search and a search of the archives reveals that this problem has been reported before in 2001 but no solution was provided, just the question. 

Has anyone got a suggestion for how we can resolve this? What are we doing wrong?


Alex Heatley
Unix System Administrator
Systems Management Group
Phone (+64) 4 916 3142
Fax (+64) 4 917 0050

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