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

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Fri Mar 26 21:19:33 CET 2010

On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 08:35:22PM +0100, Ulf Dunkel wrote:
> now, but "aptitude install mailman" or "apt-get install mailman" won't  
> give me more than v2.1.11.

You might find using the Squeeze or Sid versions
work. However, the usual caution applies of mixing versions.

I think a couple of people have used those, per this list's archive --
it might be worth searching for "backports" in the archive, or some
keywords around "debian" "2.1.13" or so-on.

> 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.

I've usually found it to be a case of how busy the packager/maintainer is.

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

That's an option, too. Although it's something to remember to

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

"apt-cache search mailman"

> Can you give me a little howto?

Debian has good documentation. See also
for example.

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