[Mailman-Users] Re: RedHat 7.3, Python 1.5 and Mailman 2.1

Ed Greenberg edg at greenberg.org
Wed Jan 8 19:36:44 CET 2003

--On Wednesday, January 08, 2003 11:28 AM -0600 David Gibbs 
<david at midrange.com> wrote:

> "Ed Greenberg" <edg at greenberg.org> wrote in message
> news:84727968.1042016993 at W0007FHH30B.corp.palm.com...
>> Mailman 2.1 requires Python 2, and RedHat 7.3 has only 1.5. There is a
>> Python2 package on my RedHat 7.3 installation, so how can I make Mailman
>> use it?
> It's pretty easy ...
>> Documentation states that I can use --with-python to control the actual
>> mailman operation, but that the command line scripts will always use the
>> first python on the path. Both python and python2  live in /usr/bin.
> This is the key ... add '--with-python=/usr/bin/python2' to the configure
> command line.  Then 'make clean && make && make install'.
> david

Works. The scripts even find the python2 executiable, just fine. The doc 
intimated that the command line scripts wouldn't run.

Well, off to configure...


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