[Mailman-Users] Problem with Installing Mailman 2.1.9 on Solaris 10

vancleef at lostwells.net vancleef at lostwells.net
Wed Apr 4 17:48:16 CEST 2007

The esteemed David Devereaux-Weber has said:
> Hank,
> Thanks for your help!
> I installed Python 2.4.4.  I did receive errors that tcl and something 
> else didn't install.  Now, the Mailman install script still finds 
> /opt/csw/lib/python2.3/distutils/dist.py:213 .  Can you tell me where 
> Python 2.4.4 puts the distutils?
> Dave
If you built python 2.4.4 to install in /usr/local, you should have a
/usr/local/lib/python2.4 directory that has the distutils in it.  

I assume you're building Mailman 2.1.9 from downloaded source; if not,
I recommend you do that, rather than using somebody else's prebuilt

Make sure the correct python is in your PATH.  If you've already built
Mailman with the /opt/csw python2.3, do a make clean, rerun configure,
make, and make install on Mailman.  

As I've said, /opt/csw is not a Solaris 10 directory, but is used by
one or more of the package prebuilders.  I would do an audit on what
is in that directory and pkgrm anything you don't actually need on
your system.  

Using the Solaris release sendmail and apache works well, but I'd
build Python 2.4.4 and Mailman 2.1.9 from source.  The default gid for
sendmail is "other" and for apache is "nobody", for the Mailman
configure script on Solaris 9/10.


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