[Mailman-Users] Installing Mailman Fails

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Aug 18 11:04:50 CEST 2009

Rich Shepard writes:
 >    I want to install Mailman here to replace majordomo for a few mail lists.
 > My system includes postfix-2.5.2 and httpd-2.2.12, as well as the latest
 > Mailman version downloaded at the end of last week.
 >    With the source in /usr/local/mailman

Move that whole directory and all its contents to /usr/local/src/mailman.

AIUI, Mailman is not designed to be run from the source directory, and
by default it installs into /usr/local/mailman.  So you're trying to
overwrite the source with itself, usually a bad idea for a number of

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