[Mailman-Users] Problem to install mailman from source

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Sep 10 16:49:24 CEST 2007

Kai Behncke wrote:
>after the problem I had yesterday in getting to run mailman-lists I try to install it now from source.
>I use Debian 4.0 and mailman.2.1.19
>In the directory /usr/local/mailman/mailman-2.1.19 I run as root:
>"./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mailman --with-mail-gid=mailman --with-cgi-gid=www-data  --with-mailhost=www.tourismus-osnabrueck.de --with-urlhost=www.tourismus-osnabrueck.de"

--with-mailhost= is the domain to which you address list mail. Do you
really send your list mail to listname at www.tourismus-osnabrueck.de?

In your previous posts, your mail host was lists.gforge.geoplp.de

>after that a make and a make install, everything seems to be fine.
>But: If I look then in /usr/local/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py
>there are no special entries, it looks like:


What special entries are you looking for? What you have is an mm_cfg.py
from a fresh install. Did you have a previous mm_cfg.py at
/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py? If so, it shouldn't have been
overwritten, but if it was somewhere else, it's still there.

According to the aliases you previously posted, your prior mailman was
in /var/lib/mailman. Do you now have two Mailman installations, one in
/var/lib/mailman with lists and appropriate sendmail aliases and one
in /usr/local/mailman with no lists and no sendmail aliases?

>Because of that (it seems) my mailman does not run.
>How can this be???

What do you mean your Mailman doesn't run? Please be more specific.

Do you have the 'mailman' site list in your new installation. Did you

bin/mailmanctl start

Note that your original problem was with sendmail, not with Mailman, so
installing Mailman from source can't be expected to fix it.

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