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Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling


On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 00:12, Olivier Bonvalet <debian.list@daevel.fr> wrote:
> Le 26/07/2010 00:07, Sandro Tosi a écrit :
>> Hello,
>> On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 19:32, Will<ay1244@gmail.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
>> one?
> As a "PHP developper", I can help if needed, yes.

That's great! so I suggest to contact owner@bugs.debian.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 :)

>>> 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?

> 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.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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