[Mailman-Users] Update mailman MacServer5

Matthias Schmidt beta at admilon.net
Sat Sep 3 21:29:42 EDT 2016


> Am 04.09.2016 um 01:10 schrieb Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>:
> On 09/03/2016 08:48 AM, Matthias Schmidt via Mailman-Users wrote:
>> I’ve been updating a MacOS10.6 Server to Server 5 (elCapitan).
>> Mailman is not shipped anymore with the current version.
>> So I downloaded 2.1.23, installed the lat version of phyton as well as dnsphyton.
>> Then I copied the old mailman folders over to /usr/local/mailman and /var/mailman
>> Then I ran configure and the installation went through.
>> but when I try to start mailman I get this error:
>> File "/usr/local/mailman/bin/mailmanctl", line 106, in <module>
>>    from Mailman import mm_cfg
>> ImportError: No module named Mailman
> It would appear that there is some confusion, probably due to the
> '--prefix' and '--with-var-prefix' you configured with not being
> correct. It looks like they should be --prefix=/usr/local/mailman
> —with-var-prefix=/var/mailman.

I ran configure again like this:
mailman-2.1.23/configure --prefix=/usr/local/mailman --with-var-prefix=/var/mailman

> What’s in /usr/local/mailman/bin/paths.py for 'prefix =' and is there a

ah: the old path to the 10.6 installation
prefix = ‘/usr/share/mailman'
and it should be

> Mailman directory and a Mailman/__init__.py file in that directory?


seams mailman at least starts after I corrected the prefix, but it’s not yet working.
I guess I have to do some more digging into the postfix setup ;-)

thanks again

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