[Mailman-Users] Has anyone successfully installed Mailman

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Sun Nov 21 04:01:21 CET 2004

--On Saturday, November 20, 2004 9:45 PM -0500 Matthew Saltzman 
<mjs at ces.clemson.edu> wrote:

> Haven't actually tried it, but won't rpm complain about the missing
> python-devel package when you attempt to install the SRPM?  Seems like
> that would be what dependencies in SRPMs are for.

No, build prerequisites are checked at build time, not unpacking time. Note 
that you can do both with one command, "rpmbuild --rebuild xxx.src.rpm". 
But if you just want to unpack it, use "rpm -i xxx.src.rpm" and it won't 
check the build prereqs. You can then unpack the tarball or inspect the 
spec file and patches and other support files included in the SRPM.

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