[Mailman-Users] Mailman on Panther: Linking /usr/local/mailman to /Users/mailman?

R. A. Hettinga rah at shipwright.com
Fri Dec 12 20:00:43 CET 2003

At 10:27 AM -0500 12/12/03, Todd wrote:
>if you're going to rebuild mailman

Actually, I've built this from scratch. (Panther Server comes with Mailman,
regular old Panther doesn't. Vinnie, my Samoan Attorney told me to us PHP
(or python, or mailman) like a man, and save a grand on Panther Server. My
time is cheap, these days.)

I followed the recommended installation for Jaguar Server found in the
OSX.README file <http://www.afp548.com/Articles/mail/python-mailman.html>,
which said to create a user named mailman and put mailman there.

I figure that, as far as I can tell, /usr/local/ didn't even exist until I
fired up a couple of .pkg files which created stuff in there (that, go
figure, doesn't work... :-)), there's a reason that Apple didn't set it up
that way.

So, I figure creating a symbolic link called /usr/local/mailman, and
pointing it to /Users/mailman will do the trick.

We'll see what happens.


R. A. Hettinga <mailto: rah at ibuc.com>
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