[Mailman-Users] Old question, oft repeated

Kyle Rhorer rhorer at swbell.net
Thu Mar 13 20:56:20 CET 2003

On Wednesday 12 March 2003 21:42, Jon Carnes wrote:
> You might want to check around for a different rpm (or install from
> source).

The first time I installed Mailman, I tried to do it from the Red Hat 
binary RPM.  Red Hat apparently packaged the Mailman RPM on the 
assumption that it would be used with Sendmail.  I futzed around for a 
while and finally decided to just install from source.  Now whenever I 
install Mailman I don't even bother with the provided RPMs, I download 
the latest source package and use it to create my own binary RPM on 
that system.  It's just like doing a "make install" except that you 
still get the benefits RPM brings to the table.  It doesn't add more 
than about 5 minutes or less to the process.

BTW I entered a bug report on this subject in Red Hat's Bugzilla quite a 
long time ago, but to my knowledge there has been no action on it.

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