[Mailman-Users] RE: how to configure mailman to use a specific python?

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Dec 24 04:38:33 CET 2003

On Tue, 2003-12-23 at 21:38, Paul H Byerly wrote:
> Ben wrote:
> >We have an old version of python installed which is heavily used by the 
> >Ensim, so I need to compile the up-to-date version to an isolated place 
> >and assign mailman to use this installation. Can someone tell me how to do 
> >the configuration for mailman before installation. Thanks.
>       First install the new python using the altinstall option:
> wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.2.2/Python-2.2.2.tgz
> tar xvzf Python-2.2.2.tgz
> cd Python-2.2.2
> ./configure
> make
> make altinstall
>       This puts Python2.2 at /usr/local/bin/python2.2.  Give that location 
> in the Mailman configuration.  My config statement was:
> ./configure  --with-mail-gid=mail --with-python=/usr/local/bin/python2.2 
> --with-cgi-gid=apache
>       My full information on the install OUTSIDE the chrooted environment 
> on Ensim 3.0 is at 
> http://forums.ev1servers.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23118 .  Farther 
> down there is also a way to do it inside the chrooted.

Great Thread!  You should consider moving it into the FAQ.

Jon Carnes

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