At 13:59 -0500 2003-08-02, Earl Hood wrote:
(Note: there is a mharc-users lists:
sorry; my mistake.
my response there and bcc'ing the private poster.)
That would be me...
But the example account, mailarch, is never mentioned again.
Because the mentioning of "mailarch" is to just provide the usage
context of mharc.
Except that I don't understand the usage context given that the name is never
mentioned again :-)
Plus, the name "mailarch" is arbitrary. You can use any account name.
Of course. It's not the name, but how and where to USE that name that I'm
unclear on. mailarch is never mentioned in any of the examples, so I don't
get the connection between the account name (call it fred) and the rest of
the examples (which don't reference fred)
If other parts of the installation guide referenced that name again, I'd
understand the connections. If, for example, the sample directory used was
Is the (unstated) recommendation to use the "Pathname to install mharc" as
the homedir for this account?
mharc can be installed anywhere, but under the user account is typically
so it is recommended to create a user account (not specifically stated in
docs, only implied)
the norm due to file permission issues.
I chose to do that eventually.
Wherever you install, you
will need to make sure that your web server has access to the mbox and
html locations so people can access the pages and make sure to edit
config.sh to properly reflect file path and URL locations.
Is this specified in the docs?
I presume I could have multiple accounts, subscribing to multiple mailing
lists, sharing a home?
No. You only need one account.
Let me be more clear. I didn't ask if I must have multiple users but if I
_could_ have multiple users. That's orthogonal to need; that's "desire".
Mharc is designed to handle incoming mail from multiple lists and having the
filtered to each list's respective archive.
OK, so it appears that I am recommended to
1) create a user, fred (mailarch, mharc, marcV, whatever)
2) give that user a home directory
3) use that home directory (o0r a subdirectory of it) as SW_ROOT
4) get mharc configured
5) subscribe my user (fred...) to the desired mailing lists
These steps seem to be missing (explicitly) from the docs; if I simply missed
seeing them, I would appreciate a pointer to their location.
For example, I
don't see anything about how to USE mharc from the web :-(
mharc does not have a web-based administration interface. All admin
functionality is currently done from the shell.
I didn't say I can't figure out how to administer it. I can't figure out how
to use it. There are all sorts of cgis in a subdir oof $SW_ROOT. How do I use
them? What are they for? What's the "Getting Started" example? How do I run
things and make a page on the web? How do I find and access that page?
I've got 20 years of *nix experience, I'm a programmer, I've installed and
used a lot of software over the years... but I am totally lost as to how to
get this thing bootstrapped and functioning. Much less what I will tell the
mailing list uysers who are the people who will want to find and access the
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