[nycbug-talk] Re: thoughts, issues, and ideas.
george at sddi.net
Mon Jan 24 10:38:58 EST 2005
On Jan 24, 2005, at 10:20 AM, a nice bug wrote:
>> "Hi everybody!!!!!!
>> I need help to compile postfix under OpenBSD with SASL and MYSQL
>> support. Is anybody can help me???????"
>> the first answer that came through was as follows
>> "cd /usr/ports/mail/postfix/stable && env FLAVOR="sasl2 mysql" make
>> install clean
>> That'll install 2.1.5 with MySQL and SASL support."
>> which is the perfect (in my opinion) answer to the question. nobody
> That is an incomplete and inadequate answer - anyone can say "make
> install reboot and call me in the morning". If you want to see what
> good answers look like, visit perlmonks.org.
There's no need to segregate answers between the different compartments
of the internet.
> I never though this list was a technical support list, especially
> since it is called "talk" and not "bsd-users" or "BSD-commando".
> Besides, those lists exist elsewhere, and freebsd-isp is as
> interesting as the Postfix-users list. I always thought this list
> was for peripheral/cultural/commerce issues around *BSD, although
> the occasional technical queries about specific issues were welcome.
talk can and has functioned as a technical support/discussion list.
There are higher quality BSD lists, like FBSD-hackers for instance.
This is a talk list, which can mean whatever you want it to mean, and
that means whatever the subscribers make it.
Personally, I would love to see this list be more like those heavier
lists. I also know that many people on this list are actively involved
in other lists. We have the "weight" on this list to be heavier, as
there are a number of committers, developers, big time sysadmins, etc.,
but this is a voluntary list that is newer than the other heavier duty
There's really no way to force lists to be one thing or another, but we
can provide some direction. I don't think the "peripheral/etc"
comments should be muted. . . I mean, is there a better place to ask
for the cheapest cat 5e cable in midtown?
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