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

Parker, David K dparker at ci.bryan.tx.us
Wed Jan 29 16:27:16 CET 2003

Apparently the RPM was set expect Postfix MTA to run as mail. I'm guessing
the RedHat standard is to run MTA as nobody. I do appreciate the efforts of
the person who put the rpm out. I've got the list back up on another RedHat
7.x box with Redhat distro Mailman RPM 2.0x. I'm thinking I'll wait until an
official RPM for the RedHat distro is available prior to upgrading. As much
as I love working with Linux, I have too many other time demands to get too
buried in installing custom from source.


-----Original Message-----
From: Todd [mailto:Freedom_Lover at pobox.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 9:07 PM
To: 'mailman-users at python.org'
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] mailman-2.1-1.i386.rpm

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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.

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