[Mailman-Users] mailman 2.1.11 install problem

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Aug 21 20:32:23 CEST 2008

CJ Keist wrote:

>Just solved it!!  When we were installing a separate piece of software, 
>namely Teralis Helpdesk package, we were forced to upgrade all packages 
>from blastwave.org.  This upgraded  python to 2.5.1 which I guess is not 
>supported with mailman yet?  Anyway I found that there is a older 
>version of python, 2.3.3 in /usr/sfw/bin.  So set that in in my 
>configure line:
>./configure --prefix=/userM/mail-services/mailman2 
>--with-python=/usr/sfw/bin/python --with-cgi-gid=15
>make install
>went through!!!!

I'm not a solaris guy so I don't know what the nuanced differences
between the two Python installs might be that allows the codecs to be
compiled with one and not the other, but in general, Mailman 2.1.11
should work fine with Python 2.5.1.

Also, if you are going to use the new sibling lists feature -
regular_{include|exclude}_lists, it requires at least Python 2.4
because it uses Python sets. See <http://wiki.list.org/x/pYA9> and

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