[Mailman-Users] error while running make install

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Mar 8 02:04:55 CET 2012

On 3/7/2012 2:54 PM, Con Wieland wrote:
> I get the following error while running make install on Solaris 10 trying to install mailman-2.1.14-1
> any help would be appreciated. I see other folks with the error but no solutions
> for p in   ; \
> do \

Your Python installation is new enough that none of the special
pythonlib packages need to be installed. Thus, configure has created
misc/Makefile containing



so that PACKAGES is empty resulting in

	for p in $(PACKAGES); \

being seen as

 for p in   ; \

and whatever shell your version of make uses doesn't like this.

You might try setting


or the path to whatever shell will successfully accept

for p in  ; do echo xxx $p xxx; done

and produce no output at the beginning of misc/Makefile or just at the
command level before running 'make install'.

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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