[Mailman-Users] distutils is not available or incomplete when ./configure mailman 2.1.23?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Dec 14 00:15:53 EST 2016

On 12/13/2016 08:17 PM, Caesar Samsi wrote:
> Hi,
> When I run configure like this:
> ./configure --prefix=/var/lib/mailman --with-username=list --with-groupname=list --with-cgi-gid=www-data --with-mail-gid=list --with-mailhost=YOUR.EMAIL.DOMAIN --with-urlhost=YOUR.WEB.DOMAIN
> A few lines later I get:
> … checking that Python has a working distutils... configure: error: 
> ***** Distutils is not available or is incomplete for /usr/bin/python
> ***** If you installed Python from RPM (or other package manager)
> ***** be sure to install the -devel package, or install Python
> ***** from source.  See sec. 15.1 of the Installation Manual for
> ***** details
> What am I missing?

sudo apt-get install python-dev

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