[Mailman-Users] Installation instructions seem to be missing

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Sun Jan 12 06:47:35 CET 2003

I always use the source for the install since there is so much that
needs to be done outside the RPM (plus it is sooo easy to install via

Fortunately for you other folks like to use RPM's, here is a comment
from one of them (taken from the archives - which you should feel free
to search)...

To quote Jeremy Portzer:
To find out information about an RPM's maker, etc., run "rpm -qip
filename.rpm" .  If you run that command on the Red Hat Linux
mailman-2.0.13-1.i386.rpm, you'll see a bunch of EXTREMELY important
setup notes -- things you must do after installing the RPM.  Follow
those instructions!  Don't complain if you don't follow them and stuff
doesn't work!  *grin*

If that doesn't resolve your problems, then check out the FAQ entry:


Take care - Jon Carnes

On Sat, 2003-01-11 at 23:28, Tom Loscheider wrote:
> Hello.
> I'm trying to setup Mailman on a Red Hat 8.0 system. I have not been able to
> find any setup information indicating how to activate and access the Mailman
> service. The rpm is installed, but your web pages and documentation do not
> indicate how to get things running or how to access it... Am I missing
> something?
> For example, do I need to put a pointer to Mailman in my Apache config? Or
> do I point to a certain port?
> Perhaps there is a How-To I'm missing?
>  This page: http://mailman.sourceforge.net/site.html Has some useful
> operational info, but tells me nothing about the actual setup and activation
> of the service. It was all I could find claiming to be for admins.
> Please steer me to the setup docs. I'm sure other people are experiencing
> the same frustrations.
> Best Regards
> Tom Loscheider
> Technology Director Mahnomen Schools
> ------------------------------------------------------
> Mailman-Users mailing list
> Mailman-Users at python.org
> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/mailman-users
> Mailman FAQ: http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py
> Searchable Archives: http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users%40python.org/
> This message was sent to: jonc at nc.rr.com
> Unsubscribe or change your options at
> http://mail.python.org/mailman/options/mailman-users/jonc%40nc.rr.com

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list