[Mailman-Users] Re: Question about Mailman !!
Barry A. Warsaw
barry at python.org
Tue Dec 31 23:49:25 CET 2002
>>>>> "PHB" == Paul H Byerly <paul at thcwd.com> writes:
PHB> Barry wrote:
>> I don't know anything about Ensim, but if it's even remotely
PHB> Ensim is software that is used to make a server do
PHB> virtual hosting. There are both Linux and Windows versions.
PHB> Mine, and many, run with Red Hat Linux 7.x.
Thanks for the info!
>> you should be able to do an "altinstall" of Python 2.2.2 in
>> /usr/local. E.g.: ./configure make make altinstall
PHB> I love this list! Never seen an altinstall mentioned,
PHB> but they I'm still crawling. Apparently this does the same
PHB> thing as make install except it does not create (or replace)
PHB> a hard link of the new version to "python".
Exactly. It lets you have multiple versions of Python living in the
same directory. Do a regular "make install" for you main one, and
altinstalls for all your alternatives. You don't wanna know how many
are in my /usr/local/bin! :)
PHB> Doing some searching on this I'm seeing reference to using
PHB> the --prefix option with configure to name the directory that
PHB> it will be installed to. Is this necessary, or is it only
PHB> for installing the files in a directory other than the
PHB> current one?
--prefix on either Python's or Mailman's configure just says to put
*everything* under the specified directory. By default Python's
prefix is /usr/local while Mailman's is /usr/local/mailman.
Using --prefix is a good way to make sure that Python is completely
distinct and separate from any other, so it's another way to go if you
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