[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,
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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