[Mailman-Users] Installing Mailman Fails

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Tue Aug 18 15:07:57 CEST 2009

On Tue, 18 Aug 2009, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

> 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
> reasons.


   OK. I was following the directions in the mailman-install.pdf. I'm
surprised no mention was made of creating /usr/local/src/ and installing
mailman there.



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