[Mailman-Users] I've downloaded the software: now what do I do?

texas critter texascritter at ditb.net
Sat Mar 20 17:43:09 CET 2004

On Saturday, March 20, 2004 7:53 AM, Joy Warren wrote:

> How do I open Mailman?
> Can't even find a blithering .exe file.

It's not a Windows program, that's why there's no .exe file.

> And am I doing irreparable damage to my networked computer which
> uses Windows XP?

>From the Mailman FAQ:

1.6. How do I run Mailman on Win2k (Win98, etc)

Mailman is designed for Unix (or Linux) systems. It may run on Windows
systems after a lot of tweaking, but everyone recommends against it.  If
you must, you will need Python and a mail transfer agent at the least.

5.2. Will Mailman work with Windows 2000?

Yes. Here are the steps required to make it work using exim as an MTA and
IIS as a web server.
Warning: This list of cygwin required components may be incomplete. Send
changes to transom at extremelogic.com.
Cygwin (www.cygwin.com)
You must set the system environment variable CYGWIN=ntsec for mailman to
Mailman (www.list.org)
Note: GNU Mailman running under cygwin on Windows 2000 cannot be used to
create private mailing lists. All mailing lists will be public.
[see url for full details]

Don't know about XP, no mention of that in the FAQ.

texas critter

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