[Mailman-Users] mailman installation on ubuntu failing

Noah noah-list at enabled.com
Thu Jan 20 23:32:32 CET 2011

> I don't know what the apt-get process does to undo what it had done up
> to this point, but at this point, the new Mailman 2.1.9 had been
> installed and all that was left to do was any necessary list data
> migration. Since there aren't any data format changes between 2.1.9
> and 2.1.11, it was essentially done.
> If the installed package wasn't backed out, you can just manually run
> Mailman's bin/update -f, but the real question is where did the 2.1.11
> version come from and why doesn't apt-get know about it?
> If I were you, I would look at Mailman's Mailman/Version.py file for
> the version currently installed. If it is 2.1.11, then apt-get
> reversed its changes, and what to do depends on whether you want to
> leave 2.1.11 in place or overwrite it with 2.1.9. To leave it in
> place, do nothing. You should be able to just start Mailman if it
> isn't already running.
> To overwrite 2.1.11 with 2.1.9, remove Mailman's
> data/last_mailman_version file or edit its contents which are
> apparently 0x2010bf0 to something like 0x20108f0 and then re-run the
> apt-get.
> On the other hand, if the version of Mailman's Mailman/Version.py file
> is 2.1.9, then you have already over written the 2.1.11 version and
> you can finish the process by stopping Mailman if it's running, then
> run Mailman's
> bin/update -f
> and start Mailman.

okay that worked great - thanks Mark! :)

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