[Mailman-Users] Warnings from senddigests

b19141 at anl.gov b19141 at anl.gov
Sun Jan 4 03:48:01 CET 2009

Jesper Dybdal wrote:
>I think you've diagnosed the problem.  There is a pythonlib directory,
>but it is empty.

Note that the Debian/Ubuntu Mailman package deletes mailman/pythonlib/

Mark Sapiro replied to a posting Wed, 10 Jan 2007 09:48:30 -0800:

>Some additional information:
>This is mailman 2.1.8-2ubuntu2.
>The reference to the 'bug fix' is at
>in which is found
>  * Make sure we don't ship /var/lib/mailman/pythonlib, should make that
>    go away on installations which already have it (closes: #242740).
>(I couldn't find a description of #242740).
>The above change seems to have been made some time ago, so perhaps the
>issue is caused by some more recent change to the Ubuntu Python email

And Todd Zullinger <tmz at pobox.com> replied Wed, 10 Jan 2007 13:08:51 -0500

>That looks to be from the Debian Mailman package, which Ubuntu uses as
>it's base.  See the long trail here:
>    http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=242740
>The short summary for the bug is "bad installation when
>/var/lib/mailman/pythonlib is a symlink."
>(I've never found the Debian bugs page very easy to follow. :)

I do not know how the original poster (OP) is building and installing
Mailman.  This removal of pythonlib is one of the reasons I decided
to build my own Mailman package for Ubuntu from the SourceForge source.
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