I'm scrambling with a job change (possibly an exciting one for mailman, as well as for me), but have an idea i'd like to put out there, in the meanwhile.
Barry, and harald, and others - thanks all! - have been answering some questions that are clearly coming up Frequently - seems like perfect fodder for the start of a mailman FAQ. Would anyone like to form such a thing? How about a mailman faq wizard, somewhere on list.org? Or maybe python.org? I won't have time to set it up - but it probably ought be...
(The questions that i clearly see are setting of the mailman UID/GID, debugging it when it goes awry, and dealing with the archives stuff, particularly the slightly surprising fact that a public archive link is not created until the first posting, while the actual private-dir file already is there. While barry's recent checkin to make the UID/GID setting error message provide more info should go a long way to helping (and ought to be factored in to any explanation), it still may be worth answering OAFA - once and for all. Any other hidden items worth mentioning?)
ken manheimer email@example.com
"KM" == Ken Manheimer firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
KM> How about a mailman faq wizard, somewhere on list.org? Or
KM> maybe python.org? I won't have time to set it up - but it
KM> probably ought be...
The distrib now has a FAQ file (renamed from PROBLEMS which no one seemed to read :-). A faqwiz on python.org or list.org is definitely something I'd like to set up, when I get some time.