[Mailman-Users] Re: Error running ./configure

Barry A. Warsaw barry at zope.com
Mon Dec 30 03:00:24 CET 2002

>>>>> "FJ" == Feng Jeffrey <yfeng at whittier.edu> writes:

    FJ> I'm trying to install mailman onto FreeBSD. When I ran
    FJ> ./configure, I received the following message:

    FJ> checking for CGI extensions... no host info not found, set
    FJ> $MAILHOST and/or $WWWHOST environ vars $MAILHOST=None,
    FJ> $WWWHOST=None

This is only going to happen if your dns isn't set up correctly.  What
does the following print?

% python -c "from socket import * ; print getfqdn()"

You should see a hostname (preferrably fully-qualified).  If you see
an exception, or some bogus value, check your /etc/hosts file, or dns

    FJ> When I tried to issue "make install", I got the message: make:
    FJ> don't know how to make install. Stop

    FJ> Does this mean that the installation failed? What should I to
    FJ> fix the problem?

Right.  Configure isn't finding the right hostname information so it
isn't creating the Makefile.  That's a good thing. ;)

You can always run configure --with-mailhost and/or --with-urlhost,
but if they aren't correct, the install might succeed but you'll
likely still have problems.


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