[Mailman-Users] RedHat and Mailman - recommendation

Barry A. Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Nov 19 18:14:15 CET 2002

>>>>> "JC" == Jon Carnes <jonc at nc.rr.com> writes:

    JC> Also, be sure that you load the Python-Dev rpm as Mailman
    JC> needs some basic Python modules that Red Hat has decided to
    JC> only include in the Dev RPM.  Go figure.

Specifically, Mailman needs distutils and RH decided that distutils
should go in the python-devel package.  IMO, that's a mistake.

Note that MM2.1b5's configure script will complain loudly if distutils
isn't available.  That's at least an improvement over a broken


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