[Mailman-Users] Hello & Question about compile error under OS X10.4.2

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Sep 11 21:23:07 CEST 2005

Jakko Westerbeke wrote:
>But: I wouldn't have joined this list if I didn't have a problem with
>Mailman that I can't figure out the solution to ... I'm trying to set up
>Mailman 2.1.6 on a Mac running OS X 10.4.2, with Apple's default
>installation of Python 2.3.5. The system is pretty much clean out of the
>box (literally) and has Apple's developer tools installed in order to
>get gcc.

and in particular the linked post at

>Anyway, the problem is that I get an error during the "make install"
>phase of installation, to be precise:
>	Compiling /usr/local/mailman/Mailman/versions.py ...
>	Traceback (most recent call last):
>	  File "bin/update", line 46, in ?
>	    import paths
>	  File "/usr/local/mailman/bin/paths.py", line 55, in ?
>	    import japanese
>	ImportError: No module named japanese
>	make: *** [update] Error 1
>"./configure" and "make" both work without errors, but things stop at
>this point during "make install" every time. I've traced this back to
>the installation of the Japanese codecs that are supplied with Mailman,
>because these refuse to install as well -- both when trying to make
>Mailman itself, and when trying to install the codec separately using
>the instructions provided with it. Is there a quick fix that I can't see?
>FWIW, I couldn't care less about Japanese codecs due to the fact that I
>don't speak Japanese and seriously don't expect to ever run a
>Japanese-language list, which makes it annoying that I can't find a way
>to simply skip this whole step ... 

I think you can simply edit /usr/local/mailman/bin/paths.py and comment

import japanese

and also

import korean
import korean.aliases

if they are a problem too.

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