[Mailman-Users] Newbie requesting basic how-to

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Sep 23 01:29:24 CEST 2004

At 5:08 PM +0100 2004-09-22, Ian Eiloart wrote:

>  I think that what is called for is an installer package, using one of
>  the various installer systems out there. Now, that would NOT entail
>  creating an application, just writing some installer config files.

	The problem is that you have to do this across every platform we 
support.  Moreover, each platform will have their own concept of how 
Mailman should be packaged and installed, with their own tools, and 
this method would be in direct conflict with that.

	Moreover, you would then have to port that installer package 
along with you everywhere.

>  That would get the software installed, but not configured. Still, that
>  would make life easier for people installing the software.

	If you want that, use one of the packaged versions provided by 
your OS vendor.

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