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How to install Mailman 3.0

This installation expects you to already have Bazaar installed and configured (if you already have Mailman 2 installed and followed the Syster's guide to do it, you're likely already set).

Start by getting the latest branch of Mailman from Launchpad. Go to the place you wish to have it installed ($ cd <dir/where/you/want/it>) and type:

$ bzr branch lp:mailman

Bug fixes

The current version has a package problem with zc.buildout in Ubuntu which needs to be corrected (this is related to the following bug: Barry at Mailman will fix this by setting up virtualenv instead of using buildout but for the moment this needs to be fixed manually. This is done by typing:

$ sudo rmdir /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/setuptools.egg-info

You may or may not have this directory, if you get a message saying you don't - don't worry about it.

Continue by (re)installing python-setuptools:

$ sudo apt-get install –reinstall python-setuptools

If you have a mailman installation in /usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/mailman - rename it to resolve a conflicting error (again, this is a bug Barry will fix with the use of virtualenv, letting us have and use more than one installation of Mailman).

$ cd /usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages

$ sudo mv mailman mailman_old

The Installation

Go to the place you put the code ($ cd <dir/where/you/want/it>) and start the installation by running these commands in order:

$ python

$ bin/buildout

$ bin/test

Good luck!

How to install the Mailman 3.0 web UI

Mailman 3 is now split so that the web UI and archives are separate projects. Instructions on how to set up the Mailman 3 web UI can be found on the Mailman Wiki: A 5 minute guide to get the Mailman web UI running

installing_mailman_3.0.txt · Last modified: 2012/03/21 19:28 by terriko