[Mailman-Users] problem compiling mailman

Frank Altpeter fa at ision.net
Thu Oct 10 14:13:00 CEST 2002


i just tried to install mailman to finally replace majordomo, but it
didn't work as expected.

I fist installed python successfully:

mail:~ # python
Python 2.2.2b1 (#1, Oct 10 2002, 13:39:17) 
[GCC] on sunos5
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

After proceeding as listed in the install instructions on the web site,
i've created username and group 'mailman' and started to configure
mailman as user 'mailman'.

The output of the configure works fine, until that point:

mail:/usr/src/mailman-2.0.13 $ ./configure
checking for --with-username... mailman
checking for mailman UID... 5555
checking for --with-groupname... mailman
checking for mailman GID... 5555
checking permissions on /home/mailman... okay
checking for mail wrapper GID... 1
checking for CGI wrapper GID... 60001
checking for CGI extensions... no
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "conftest.py", line 2, in ?
    from socket import *
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.2/socket.py", line 41, in ?
    from _socket import *
ImportError: No module named _socket

This happens on SunOS mail 5.5 Generic_103093-26 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-1

(And yes i know that this is a "little" bit old :-)

Since this is the first time i'm using python, i'm unable to find out
what this error means and how to solve it. Any hints?

With kind regards,

		Frank Altpeter

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