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

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Dec 14 16:36:54 EST 2016

On 12/14/2016 01:22 PM, Caesar Samsi wrote:
> In conclusion for folks searching the archives … the distutils tool is
> in python-dev package.
> To get it do: sudo apt-get install python-dev

If your OS is Debian/Ubuntu.

For RHEL/Centos the package is python-devel installed via

sudo yum install python-devel

and for other OS's or Linux distros, it may be something else.

You can  also install docutils with

sudo pip install docutils

if you have pip installed, but this may not install other needed python

In short, package names and software installation methods vary widely
and trying to document all the options would probably be confusing in
addition to leaving some out.

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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