[Mailman-Users] Ubuntu release of Mailman

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed May 16 09:27:40 CEST 2012

Mark Sapiro writes:

 > <rant>
 > That sounds good,

Be fair, Mark. :-)  When the distro package works, it *is* good.  And
it works most of the time AFAIK.

 > but evidently, judging from the number of Debian/Ubuntu packge
 > users who come to this list with mail delivery issues because they
 > have ended up with some Postfix configuration that combines Mailman
 > aliases and postfix_to_mailman.py in incompatible ways, people
 > don't look at the Debian documentation.

Well, that's hardly surprising.  I've almost never found Debian
package documentation useful.  But that's usually because it's
unneeded and therefore nonexistent.  Still, the result is that I
rarely even look for it, creature of habit (or lack thereof) that I

Is the Debian packager here?

Or maybe we (== me FVO me in "sometime in the summer *if* I'm
reminded") should go talk to them, and suggest improvements to the
package (for example, their debconf procedures and the post-
installation caveats that are displayed).  Maybe improve documents
(including our own -- our web pages should detect Debian/Ubuntu and
Red Hat/Fedora hosted browsers and display big "You probably don't
want to read this, read your distro's docs instead" warnings!)

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