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I'm trying to install mailman onto FreeBSD. When I ran ./configure, I
received the following message:

checking for CGI extensions... no
host info not found, set $MAILHOST and/or $WWWHOST environ vars
$MAILHOST=None, $WWWHOST=None

When I tried to issue "make install", I got the message: make: don't know
how to make install. Stop

Does this mean that the installation failed? What should I to fix the
problem?

Thank you in advance.

Jeffrey

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  • Jonc at Dec 25, 2002 at 6:17 pm
    Do you have an MTA and Web-server installed? The ./configure could not
    find any Mail-server or Web-server.

    Since the ./configure did NOT run, there was nothing to install.

    Good Luck - Jon Carnes

    Original Message:
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    From: Feng Jeffrey yfeng at whittier.edu
    Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 10:09:56 -0800
    To: mailman-users at python.org
    Subject: [Mailman-Users] Error running ./configure


    I'm trying to install mailman onto FreeBSD. When I ran ./configure, I
    received the following message:

    checking for CGI extensions... no
    host info not found, set $MAILHOST and/or $WWWHOST environ vars
    $MAILHOST=None, $WWWHOST=None

    When I tried to issue "make install", I got the message: make: don't know
    how to make install. Stop

    Does this mean that the installation failed? What should I to fix the
    problem?

    Thank you in advance.

    Jeffrey

    **********************************************************************
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    Associate Director
    Computing Services
    Whittier College
    Email: yfeng at whittier.edu
    Tel: (562) 907-4287
    Fax: (562) 907-4987
    **********************************************************************


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  • Barry A. Warsaw at Dec 30, 2002 at 2:00 am
    "FJ" == Feng Jeffrey <yfeng at whittier.edu> writes:
    FJ> I'm trying to install mailman onto FreeBSD. When I ran
    FJ> ./configure, I received the following message:

    FJ> checking for CGI extensions... no host info not found, set
    FJ> $MAILHOST and/or $WWWHOST environ vars $MAILHOST=None,
    FJ> $WWWHOST=None

    This is only going to happen if your dns isn't set up correctly. What
    does the following print?

    % python -c "from socket import * ; print getfqdn()"

    You should see a hostname (preferrably fully-qualified). If you see
    an exception, or some bogus value, check your /etc/hosts file, or dns
    setup.

    FJ> When I tried to issue "make install", I got the message: make:
    FJ> don't know how to make install. Stop

    FJ> Does this mean that the installation failed? What should I to
    FJ> fix the problem?

    Right. Configure isn't finding the right hostname information so it
    isn't creating the Makefile. That's a good thing. ;)

    You can always run configure --with-mailhost and/or --with-urlhost,
    but if they aren't correct, the install might succeed but you'll
    likely still have problems.

    -Barry

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