[Mailman-Users] mailman-2.1-1.i386.rpm

Todd Freedom_Lover at pobox.com
Wed Jan 29 04:07:26 CET 2003

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Parker, David K wrote:
> I'm almost at a point where I've either got to scrap mailman completely
> and revert to an earlier rpm or install clean from source. Any suggestions
> would be appreciated.

If you're banging your head against the wall, uninstall the rpm and install
mailman from source (carefully reading the README, INSTALL, and UPGRADING

Mailman is extremely easy to install from source, yet somewhat difficult to
package properly as an rpm that will work with different MTA's out of the
box (due to the security constraints of the few mailman binaries).

If you insist on having an rpm, you should at the very least pull down the
source rpm from your distro and then look at tweaking it as necessary for
your MTA.  Unless you really like messing around with spec files and
building rpms, I'd just build from source.

And I say that as someone that has built many a mailman rpm for my own
systems (I *do* happen to like messing with spec files :).

The biggest plus to compiling from source is that more people here will be
able to help you through any issues because they won't have to guess what
sort of odd things your distro maker did to produce the rpm.

BTW, in case anyone wants to see the spec file for the rpm I made, it is
available at www.pobox.com/~tmz/RPMS, along with the various patches and
other source files (all except the main mailman package).  This may or may
not work on anyone else's machine.  I built it for my own systems which are
basically RedHat 7.x with postfix as the MTA.  It might work with sendmail
and I have some triggers in the spec file to deal with sendmail, but I
haven't tested this at all since I don't plan to run sendmail on any system
I have to maintain.  If anything, I suspect the mail-gid setting of mailman
might not work for sendmail.  YMMV.

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