[Mailman-Users] Changing configure default paths

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Aug 14 21:49:37 CEST 2014

On 08/14/2014 12:16 PM, Chris Miller wrote:
> 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 /var/lib/mailman.
> 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.

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