[Mailman-Users] How to install Mailman 2.1.13 on Debian Lenny

Ulf Dunkel dunkel at calamus.net
Fri Mar 26 20:35:22 CET 2010

Hi Mark Sapiro, hi folks.

I have asked my ISP to update my Debian Etch server to Debian Lenny to 
be able and use a higher version of Mailman (and other stuff). It's done 
now, but "aptitude install mailman" or "apt-get install mailman" won't 
give me more than v2.1.11.

After the Debian update, all not-English Mailman web pages on my server 
looked rather ugly because they still (or again) use the ISO-8859-x 
encodings instead of UTF-8.

I hoped to get at least Mailman v2.1.12 with the Debian update which 
brings better German localized files - but my ISP now informed me that 
this is kind of a restriction in the Debian philosophy which does not 
always support the current packages of applications.

They asked me to install Mailman v2.1.13 "manually" because this doesn't 
seem to be possible with apt-get right now.

Because I have not installed a single app myself without the help of the 
package manager aptitude, I am kind of stuck.

Can you give me a little howto?

PS: Yes, I would like to update to v2.1.13 first, then fix the UTF-8 
issue afterwards.

Best regards,
Ulf Dunkel

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