Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling
Le 26/07/2010 00:36, Sandro Tosi a écrit :
On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 00:12, Olivier Bonvalet<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Le 26/07/2010 00:07, Sandro Tosi a écrit :
On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 19:32, Will<email@example.com> wrote:
Additionally, an HTTP interface to reportbug would be a good idea.
are you (and all the others asking for this) willing to help developing
As a "PHP developper", I can help if needed, yes.
That's great! so I suggest to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and ask
what kind of support you can give. And the same applies to everyone
else that wants a web bug reporting interface: step up and give help!
that's the fastest way to achieve anything in the floss world :)
Ok, I will do that.
Many new users find it difficult or unnecessary to set up an MTA when
they first install,
Could you please point to any reference where it's written that the
only way for reportbug to work it's thru a local MTA and not also with
a remote SMTP server?
You can use remote SMTP server too, but it's not really easy too : you have
to setup service host and login each time you install reportbug on a server,
is copying (or configure) a file, /etc/reportbug.conf, a problem when
creating a new server, that's not done so often and usually requires a
huge amount of other steps?
well, I have not installed all the Debian setups I use. If I can
automate the reportbug installation, I can also automate the MTA
installation (but it doesn't resolve the DKIM/SPF problem).
and remember the password (password often choosen by your FAI) each time you
will use reportbug.
then set the right permission on the config file and use smtppasswd
(man reportbug.conf for more info). You can also save the output from
reportbug on a file and send the report from another machine.
1) store smtppasswd in reportbug.conf : for sure, I will let my SMTP
passwords in clear text everywhere.
2) store output in a file, read it, then copy/paste on my MUA : you call
that user friendly ? ;)