[Mailman-Users] Problem building Mailmn 2 1 4

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sun Sep 26 05:47:54 CEST 2010

lists.mailman-users at duinheks.nl wrote:
>I'm trying to intake Mailman 2.1.4 on my SlackWare 13.0 system.

Normally, I would assume 2.1.4 was a typo and you really mean 2.1.14,
but see below.

>I configure it with
>   "./configure
>--prefix=/opt/mailman --with-mail-gid=mailman --with-cgi-gid=www"
>and see no messages there.

I assume here you mean no *error* messages. There should be a fair
amount of *normal* output.

>But when I do a "make install" i see:
>   "Creating architecture independent directories...
>    ...
>Compiling /opt/mailman/Mailman/versions.py ...
>bin/update:37: DeprecationWarning: the md5 module is deprecated; use hashlib instead
>   import md5
>/opt/mailman/Mailman/Utils.py:32: DeprecationWarning: the sha module is deprecated; use the hashlib module instead
>   import sha
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "bin/update", line 48, in <module>
>     from Mailman import MailList
>   File "/opt/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 49, in <module>
>     from Mailman.Archiver import Archiver
>   File "/opt/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/__init__.py", line 17, in <module>
>     from Archiver import *
>   File "/opt/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line 31, in <module>
>     from Mailman import Mailbox
>   File "/opt/mailman/Mailman/Mailbox.py", line 21, in <module>
>     import mailbox
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/mailbox.py", line 19, in <module>
>     import email.message
>ImportError: No module named message
>make: *** [update] Error 1"
>What's happening? As I am no C programmer, I don't know what to do.

Apparently, your Python version is 2.6 or later. The first Mailman
version that is compatible with Python 2.6 is Mailman 2.1.12. See the
FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/pYA9>.

The current version is 2.1.14. Please download Mailman 2.1.14 and try
again. See <http://www.list.org/download.html>.

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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