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Bug 156434

Summary: net-mail/mailman installation documentation - precisions
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Sylvain Demers <demerss>
Component: [OLD] UnspecifiedAssignee: Hanno Böck <hanno>
Severity: trivial    
Priority: Low    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: diff for the README.gentoo file

Description Sylvain Demers 2006-11-27 11:37:40 UTC
The extra Gentoo documentation for Mailman could use a little precision. Should take about 2 minutes to change! :)


Right at the top, there are instructions to "add -D MAILMAN to the /etc/conf.d/apache2 file". At first I thought I was supposed to add "-D MAILMAN" all by itself on a single line at the end of the file. The documentation should say something like "add the -D MAILMAN flag to the APACHE2_OPTS variable".

Second, right before the instructions on changing the /etc/mail/aliases, there should be a note for Postfix users to read the last section of the document. I followed the instructions and ended up modifying the file only to find out that I should not have done that. I had already read the installation instructions on Mailman's website before, but I had forgotten that exception when I was actually installing Mailman.
Comment 1 Sylvain Demers 2006-11-27 12:32:47 UTC
Created attachment 102862 [details, diff]
diff for the README.gentoo file

Here's my take on how it could be phrased.
Comment 2 Sven Vermeulen 2007-07-12 17:21:42 UTC
Also, the dodoc README.gentoo by default creates a .bz2 file, not a .gz file (yes, nitpicking).
Comment 3 Hanno Böck gentoo-dev 2007-11-26 02:15:17 UTC