[Mailman-Users] Mailman list sends but doesn't receive mail.

JRC Groups joemailgroups at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 08:42:29 CEST 2011


Thank you for your helpful reply.

Although not enthusiastic about it I have decided to follow your advice as
well as Mark's and just install a new version of Mailman. I was trying to
save myself sometime but considering the explanations both of you have
provided I believe it is better to just face the extra work and avoid
Apple's version.

Now that I now I can simply install it on a new directory that will not
conflict with the existing version things should be much simpler.

Thank you again for your reply and help with this issue.

Best regards,


On 4/18/11 4:28 AM, "Larry Stone" <lstone19 at stonejongleux.com> wrote:

> On 4/18/11 1:53 AM, JRC Groups at joemailgroups at gmail.com wrote:
>> I have read the page and also contacted Larry Stone. His instructions are
>> for installation on OS X client and not OS X Server. I haven't found
>> instructions on how to remove the Mailman version bundled by Apple with OS X
>> Server. One of my concerns is that Apple's version and the downloaded
>> version would both have several (if not all) files installed as default in
>> the same location and this could lead to potential conflicts.
> With some more thought than my quick private reply to you last night, I
> don't think this is an issue. IIRC, you choose where to install Mailman and
> I believe it is self-contained in that directory. My latest instructions
> (for Snow Leopard) suggest /usr/local/mailman but previous versions
> suggested /Applications/mailman (and if you wanted to, you could call it
> something like 
> /usr/local/my_private_copy_of_mailman_which_does_not_conflict_with_Apples
> which is inelegant but would work and I'm pretty sure really does not
> conflict :-) ). So long as the directory you pick does not exist, then you
> will not be at risk of a conflict. You would, of course, have to change that
> name throughout my instructions but that is trivial.
> The instructions do call for modifying some configuration files of other
> software (Postfix and Apache) but those files are intended to be
> user-modifiable and Apple provided updates should not be overriding your
> mofications.

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list