[Mailman-Users] Red Hat FHS packaging

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed Jun 15 00:24:35 CEST 2005

At 9:38 PM +0100 2005-06-14, Andy Heath wrote:

>  The issue it raises is maintenance.  If FC does
>  it differently then it means users are
>  dependent on FC providing updated packages
>  or working hard to manually do that mapping
>  with updated code.
>  Effectively it becomes an FC package not
>  a general one but the developers are not
>  part of FC.

	Correct.  They have produced their binary package version, and 
they need to keep up-to-date with that.  My experience is that 
they've done a pretty good job in that department.

	Of course, any support issues that come up that are specific to 
their binary package version is something that they will need to 
support.  Again, RedHat seems to have done a pretty good job in that 
respect -- witness John's presence on the mailman-users mailing list, 
and his frequent posts.

	At this point, I'm much more unhappy with the kind of crap we've 
seen from CPanel and Apple.

>  Is there guidance in the standard mailman distributions
>  on how to build for FC starting with a tar.gz ?

	According to their particular filesystem structure?  No.  That is 
something that RedHat would need to produce -- and support.

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