[Mailman-Users] Mailman and Gmane ?

John Fitzsimons johnf at net2000.com.au
Thu Jan 21 05:38:28 CET 2010

On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 01:47:09 -0500, Terri Oda wrote:
>John Fitzsimons wrote:

Hi Terri,

>> I have also contributed to public, and private, newsgroup servers for
>> more than ten years now. However, I am not a unix expert and I do 
>> not have root access to a unix server.  

>Incidentally, if the problem is just one of access to a unix machine, 
>the Systers group had a really nice little set up where they had a linux 
>virtual machine, running mailman, set up to run in virtualbox.  That 
>meant we could do testing on all the laptops: mac/windows/solaris/etc.

Is there a brothers group for us guys ?  :-)

>I totally understand if you don't have time to learn all this stuff, but 
>if you're willing to learn, you can install virtualbox 
>(http://www.virtualbox.org/), get a linux vm (or install one yourself -- 
>I usually recommend Ubuntu for a quick and easy install), and install 
>Mailman.  It's a bit time consuming, but it's not actually as hard as 
>instructions make it sound, generally speaking.

Thank you for the link. 

>There may be some instructions or links to the vms we were using here 
>(or elsewhere in the systers wiki):


Maybe, but such items as "Install Python", "sudo access" etc. don't
mean a lot to us non unix people.

>With all your testing experience, it'd be totally awesome if you could 
>grab the new mailman 3 alpha and test that!  And at worst, if you don't 
>manage to get it running, you're still testing the instructions and 
>that's still totally useful. :)

>  Terri

Probably, but the amount of "hand holding" I would need would 
probably annoy everyone. Though I did install linux a few years ago
when doing some computing studies.

I will however think about your suggestion. Thank you. For the moment
though my full attention is in getting an "authenticated" news server
running. Something that is increasingly looking like an impossibility.

Regards, John.

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