The default is to install all of Mailman to /usr/local/mailman2. You can change this base installation directory (referred to here as $prefix) by specifying the directory with the --prefix configure option. If you're upgrading from a previous version of Mailman, you may want to use the --prefix option unless you move your mailing lists.
nosuidoption. This will break Mailman, which relies on setgid programs for its security. If this describes your environment, simply install Mailman in a location that allows setgid programs.
Make sure the installation directory is set to group
whatever you're going to specify with --with-groupname) and has
the setgid bit set3. You probably also want to guarantee that this
directory is readable and executable by everyone. For example, these shell
commands will accomplish this:
% cd $prefix % chgrp mailman . % chmod a+rx,g+ws .
You are now ready to configure and install the Mailman software.