[Mailman-Users] Warning: I/O Error While Trying To Byte-Compile

Beyer, Clay clay.beyer at nkadd.org
Tue Feb 23 18:48:09 CET 2010

Beyer, Clay wrote:
>>Have successfully set up a Debian server and installed and configured
>>Postfix and have been trying to integrate Mailman. I am receiving the
>>following errors during the apt-get install mailman process:
>>Warning: I/O Error While Trying To Byte-Compile
>>/usr/lib/mailman/bin/qmail-to-mailman.py (2): No such file or
>>Warning: I/O Error While Trying To Byte-Compile
>>/usr/lib/mailman/bin/postfix-to-mailman.py (2): No such file or

>You clearly don't need qmail-to-mailman.py, and while Debian seems to
>like postfix-to-mailman.py (which is not distributed even as
>contributed source by the GNU Mailman project), I don't recommend it.

>>Again, this is happening during install and it seems like the install
>>failing or not completing properly. I have tried uninstalling and
>>reinstalling but continue to receive the same I/O errors. Can anyone

>This is a Debian packaging issue. If you wish to install Debian's
>Mailman package, you'll have to take this up with Debian.

How would I go about completely removing the current, albeit, partial
install of mailman? Is there a way to do any kind of complete removal
other than just searching and deleting (after an apt-get remove)? I am a
bit of a Linux beginner, so I am not entirely sure how the tarball
installations works, but I am betting that is simpler to figure out and
will ask if I need any assistance.

>If you download and install the 2.1.13 tarball from
><https://launchpad.net/mailman/2.1/2.1.13> or
><http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mailman/>, it will be less convenient, but we
>can help you with any installation issues.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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