[Mailman-Users] Install from repository, or build from source?
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Jun 4 17:18:24 CEST 2014
Steve Matzura writes:
> I am a site admin for a system built on Debian version 7 (Wheezy). The
> current available mailman package distribution version is 2.1.15 but I
> want to use 2.1.18-1, which means, unless I miss my guess, it's got to
> be built from source. If this isn't so, I'd greatly appreciate knowing
> where and how to obtain the installable package. I've tried including
> the version number, etc., in apt-get, but as of right now,k no go.
There is no package at Debian yet; even "sid" is currently on 2.1.16:
Source builds aren't that hard, though. It's also not that hard to
put new source into an old source package and update things, usually.
(Well, to be honest, I haven't done that in at least 10 years!)
Patches can be a little tricky (especially if they've since been
integrated into upstream), but the continuity is often worth it.
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