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

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Tue May 25 10:31:29 CEST 2004

At 3:37 PM -0700 2004/05/24, David Bear wrote:

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

	Mailman 2.1.5, I hope.

	Can you give us more details on precisely which version of FreeBSD this is?

>  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

	According to the way I read the README.BSD file at 
this seems to be correct.

>  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
>  exists
>  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?

	Hmm.  I'll test Mailman-2.1.5 on my FreeBSD 4.6-REL box here at 
home, and see if I get a similar problem.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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