[Mailman-Users] us-ascii problem with new install in Ubuntu(SOLVED)
b19141 at britaine.ctd.anl.gov
Mon Jan 15 18:27:20 CET 2007
On Jan 10, 2007, at 2:26 PM, Barry Finkel wrote:
>> I read the entire bug page trail, and I am trying to understand it.
>> I looked at my 2.1.9 source test installation (on Solaris 10, where I
>> installed into /opt/mailman), and I see things in the
>> directory. What is the purpose of the files found therein? If these
>> are needed by Mailman, how can Ubuntu/Debian not supply them? I am
>> trying to understand what is happening (so that I can convince
>> others here that I need to install from the source and not from the
>> Ubuntu package).
and Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> replied:
>The only reason I can think for U/D to not include that directory is
>that they are sure that the Python they depend Mailman on already has
>the email package and codecs that live in pythonlib. The purpose of
>pythonlib is to provide compatibility between Python versions which
>might have older versions of the email lib or might be missing the
>It's not strictly required to have pythonlib, and should be possible
>to run without it, but I'm not sure why you would, unless you feel
>that you're tracking patches in the dependent packages better than
>the Mailman project is. I don't see how it can hurt to have the
>pythonlib that Mailman normally installs.
The original Debian bug report had
The short summary for the bug is "bad installation when
/var/lib/mailman/pythonlib is a symlink."
so, it appears to me that the U/D fix should have been to check for a
symlink and not remove pythonlib entirely. I have to assume that
the person who originated this thread, Kyle Sexton, installed Mailman
via an Ubuntu package install
Kyle Sexton wrote:
>Thanks for your reply. I realized after I sent the message that
>I left of the version numbers:
So, there is a packaging problem with Ubuntu and Mailman.
Barry S. Finkel
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