[Mailman-Users] Bundle Htdig with Pipermail? -was- How to delete messages from private archives

Matthew Davis matthew.davis at dogpound.vnet.net
Tue Jan 28 05:47:59 CET 2003

* Steve Huston (huston at astro.Princeton.EDU) wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Matthew Davis wrote:
> > * Jon Carnes (jonc at nc.rr.com) wrote:
> > > Is there a reason you wouldn't want to simply include Htdig as part of
> > > the "out of the box" install?
> > My concern is the size of the package.
> > Thats a good chunk, and adding htdig (tarball for 3.1.6 is 2 meg) would up
> > the package size to roughly 7-8 meg.  Considering I'm just a lowly dial-up
> > 56k constant connection server (theres no plans of broadband where I live,
> > way too far in the NC sticks), puts me as a minority I know.  Just a
> > concern.
> Yes, but look at just the size of Mailman, plus the "htdig" patches on
> Sourceforge.  That's not too big, and simply means you'd have to install htdig
> separately.  Or even change the patches around (if necessary, don't recall
> now) so that they can be applied, but htdig isn't required for things to run.
> Yes, you'd still have to download and install it if you wanted the
> functionality, however it comes with RedHat at least so you could install it
> from your distribution's media.

I agree.  htdig and python are both on the redhat cd's.  I fear that htdig
will become part of the mailman package as pipermail is.

Matthew Davis

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