[Mailman-Users] installation clean, without internationlization?

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Dec 21 09:33:01 CET 2004

At 2:52 PM -0700 2004-12-20, Dr. Jones wrote:

>  Is it possible to install mailman without all the other language options,
>  which I never plan on using?

	Not that I know of.

>                               can I limit the language modules installed
>  to just English, Spanish and German?

	Not that I know of.

	So far as I can tell, all the various language stuff is under 
templates/ and messages/, and comprises a total of about 15008KB 
(uncompressed), while the total unpacked source distribution is about 
21824KB (uncompressed).

	You might be able to get away with just deleting all the language 
subdirectories you don't need, but I wouldn't count on that.

>  I am going to uninstall my Mailman installation. Any suggestions on how
>  best to install? I run Debian 3.0. Does apt-get install work ok, or
>  should i get the source and compile by hand?

	Depends on what you're looking for.  The Debian apt-get method 
may result in a Mailman installation that works the way you want, in 
a Debian-ized way, or it may be frustrating to you.

	If you install from source, it will be easier for others on the 
list who also install from source to be able to help you based on 
their own experience (even if they might have other platforms/OSes), 
but then you won't be able to get as much help from other 
Debian-based sources.

	My personal preference would be to install from source, but I 
know that others might disagree with this choice.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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