[Mailman-Users] Upgrading Mailman from Centos package...

Bruce Johnson johnson at Pharmacy.Arizona.EDU
Thu Feb 13 16:53:12 EST 2020

On Feb 13, 2020, at 2:10 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net<mailto:mark at msapiro.net>> wrote:

On 2/13/20 12:34 PM, Bruce Johnson wrote:
Probably a dumb question, but, this should also be the process to update MM from a RHEL/CentOS package to a later version from source?


I've checked this:


Have you also seen which is linked from that?

Yes I did, and based on everything I looked at in our system it looks like it’s supposed to.

The one thing I was worried about was the line " You can find the ./configure line you used last time by looking in the config.status file in old source tree."

Since I don’t have an old source tree, I was a little worried that there would be some weird bits in the config.

You basically want to unpack the source tarball or retrieve the latest
source from Launchpad, configure it with --prefix=/usr/lib/mailman, and
'make' but not 'make install', and then update everything that's in
/usr/lib/mailman from the resulting Mailman/, build/bin, build/cron,
messages/, scripts and templates/.

You don't need to be concerned about /usr/lib/mailman/cgi-bin,
/usr/lib/mailman/mail or /usr/lib/mailman/tests.

I think that will work, but I've never done it so no guarantees.

Fortunately it’s a VM so I can just snapshot it and if the upgrade breaks, just roll it back.


Bruce Johnson
University of Arizona
College of Pharmacy
Information Technology Group

Institutions do not have opinions, merely customs

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