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I'm running Mailman 2.1.16rc2 on Ubuntu 12.04. That's the most recent version available via apt-get install. Mailman recently released version 2.1.18 with some new features to deal with fallout from Yahoo's new DMARC policy for email.

Is there any way to install this latest version via apt-get? I'd like to continue using apt-get updates to find new versions of Mailman in the future, but the version I want is not currently available in the standard repositories.

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It's not possible to install the latest version of mailman(2.1.18) via apt-get until the repositories are updated.

The current version of mailman package avilable in the main repository is 2.1.16-2.

$ apt-cache policy mailman
mailman:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:2.1.16-2
  Version table:
     1:2.1.16-2 0
        500 http://ftp.cuhk.edu.hk/pub/Linux/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
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Just add the following line to /usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py

ALLOW_FROM_IS_LIST = Yes

Then a new option from_is_list will appear on each list's "General Options" page.

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Can you post a link to some reference? An uptodate manpage or release notes or some official tutorial/guide? –  muru Sep 22 at 20:03

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