[Mailman-Users] Changing configure default paths

Chris Miller ctodd at scratchspace.com
Thu Aug 14 21:16:21 CEST 2014

Having previously used RPM installations of mailman, we've run into 
issues in getting configure to put things in the places we would 
like to see them. We can specify --prefix=/usr/lib/mailman and 
--with-var-prefix=/var/lib/mailman but we seem to be unable to 
specify a log directory such as /var/log/mailman, a config directory 
such as /etc/mailman (this one may really be an RPM post install 
script thing that creates symlinks to /usr/lib/mailman/Mailman). 
I've also seen some differences in terms of where some directories 
are located, sometimes in /usr/lib/mailman, sometimes in 

The ultimate goal here is to utilize a sane and consistent directory 
layout across the hosts we have mailman installed on.

Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.



Chris Miller
President - Rocket Scientist
ScratchSpace Inc.
(831) 621-7928

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