[Mailman-Users] install failure, bsd instructions bad?

David Bear David.Bear at asu.edu
Tue May 25 00:37:31 CEST 2004

I'm installing onto freebsd 4.x. I have mailman 2.2.5, latest tarball.

reading the README.BSD file lead me to beleive that I did NOT need to
SGID any directories in my mailmail install directory.  So
my install directory looks like this:

drwxrwxr-x  13 mm     mm  512 May 24 15:32 installDir
-rw-r--r--   1 mm     mm   16 May 24 14:33 mailmanInstallation
drwxrwxr-x   3 mm     mm  512 May 24 15:32 var

the user/group that mailman will be running as is mm:mm.

running make DIRSETGID=: install

chucked out the following message part way through:

/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 sitelist.cfg /home/mm/var/mailman/data
for p in email-2.5.5 JapaneseCodecs-1.4.10 KoreanCodecs-2.0.5;  do
gunzip -c ./$p.tar.gz | (cd . ; tar xf -);  (cd ./$p ; umask 02 ;
PYTHONPATH=/home/mm/installDir/pythonlib /usr/local/bin/python
setup.py --quiet install --install-lib /home/mm/installDir/pythonlib
--install-purelib /home/mm/installDir/pythonlib  --install-data
/home/mm/installDir/pythonlib);  done
tar: email-2.5.5/email/test/data/audiotest.au: Cannot open: File
tar: email-2.5.5/email/test/data/msg_01.txt: Cannot open: File exists
tar: email-2.5.5/email/test/data/msg_02.txt: Cannot open: File exists

Am I totally missunderstanding the BSD instructions?

David Bear
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