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3 <mainpage id="lists">
4 <title>Gentoo Linux Mailing Lists</title>
5 <author title="Author">
6 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
7 <mail link="cybersystem@gentoo.org">Sascha Schwabbauer</mail>
8 </author>
9 <version>1.0</version>
10 <date>05 Nov 2002</date>
11 <chapter>
12 <title>Gentoo Linux Mailing List Overview</title>
13 <section>
14 <body>
15
16 <p>The Gentoo Linux free software project has a number of public mailing lists, covering a variety of Gentoo Linux-related
17 subjects. Our mailing lists are powered by a customized version of <uri link="http://ezmlm.org">ezmlm/idx</uri> that provides
18 <c>List-Id:</c> mail headers and <c>[listname]</c> subject prefixes to comply with modern mailing list manager standards
19 and conventions.</p>
20
21 <p>One interacts with <c>ezmlm/idx</c> via email. To subscribe to a list, send an empty email to:</p>
22 <p><c>listname-subscribe@gentoo.org</c></p>
23 <p>Once subscribed to the list, you can post to it by sending an email to:</p>
24 <p><c>listname@gentoo.org</c></p>
25 <p>To unsubscribe from a list, send an empty email to:</p>
26 <p><c>listname-unsubscribe@gentoo.org</c></p>
27 <p>All of our lists also have a corresponding digest list. Digest lists will mail a single email to you every couple of days,
28 rather than individual emails for each post. Send an empty email to the following addresses to subscribe and unsubscribe from
29 mailing lists respectively:</p>
30 <p><c>listname-digest-subscribe@gentoo.org</c><br/>
31 <c>listname-digest-unsubscribe@gentoo.org</c></p>
32 <p>You can learn more about the capabilities of ezmlm/idx by reading the <uri link="http://ezmlm.org/ezman-0.32/ezman1.html">Ezmlm/idx User's Manual</uri>. You can also learn more about the Gentoo Linux mailing list system by reading the short Gentoo Linux mailing
33 list FAQ that appears later in this document.</p>
34 </body>
35 </section>
36 </chapter>
37 <chapter>
38 <title>Gentoo Linux Mailing Lists</title>
39 <section>
40 <title>Primary Gentoo Linux Mailing Lists</title>
41 <body>
42 <table>
43 <tr>
44 <th>List name</th>
45 <th>Description</th>
46 </tr>
47 <tr>
48 <ti><c>gentoo-user</c></ti>
49 <ti>General Gentoo Linux user support and discussion mailing list</ti>
50 </tr>
51 <tr>
52 <ti><c>gentoo-announce</c></ti>
53 <ti>General Gentoo Linux announcements list (new releases, security fixes)</ti>
54 </tr>
55 <tr>
56 <ti><c>gentoo-dev</c></ti>
57 <ti>General Gentoo developer discussion mailing list</ti>
58 </tr>
59 <tr>
60 <ti><c>gentoo-security</c></ti>
61 <ti>For the discussion of security issues and fixes</ti>
62 </tr>
63 <tr>
64 <ti><c>gentoo-desktop</c></ti>
65 <ti>Mailing list devoted to Gentoo Linux on the desktop</ti>
66 </tr>
67 <tr>
68 <ti><c>gentoo-desktop-research</c></ti>
69 <ti>Discussions about improving the Gentoo desktop experience</ti>
70 </tr>
71 <tr>
72 <ti><c>gentoo-doc</c></ti>
73 <ti>For documentation contributions, suggestions, improvements and translations</ti>
74 </tr>
75 <tr>
76 <ti><c>gentoo-ppc-user</c></ti>
77 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/PowerPC user support and discussion</ti>
78 </tr>
79 <tr>
80 <ti><c>gentoo-ppc-dev</c></ti>
81 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/PowerPC developer discussion</ti>
82 </tr>
83 <tr>
84 <ti><c>gentoo-sparc</c></ti>
85 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/Sparc user support and discussion</ti>
86 </tr>
87 <tr>
88 <ti><c>gentoo-cvs</c></ti>
89 <ti>Subscribe to this list if you would like to receive a daily CVS Portage ChangeLog</ti>
90 </tr>
91 <tr>
92 <ti><c>gentoo-alpha</c></ti>
93 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/Alpha user support and discussion</ti>
94 </tr>
95 <tr>
96 <ti><c>gentoo-amd64</c></ti>
97 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/AMD64 user support and discussion</ti>
98 </tr>
99 <tr>
100 <ti><c>gentoo-gwn</c></ti>
101 <ti>Gentoo Weekly Newsletter</ti>
102 </tr>
103 <tr>
104 <ti><c>gentoo-translators</c></ti>
105 <ti>For discussion of document translation issues</ti>
106 </tr>
107 <tr>
108 <ti><c>gentoo-hardened</c></ti>
109 <ti>For a security hardened version of Gentoo</ti>
110 </tr>
111 <tr>
112 <ti><c>gentoo-performance</c></ti>
113 <ti>Discussions about improving the performance of Gentoo</ti>
114 </tr>
115 <tr>
116 <ti><c>gentoo-portage-dev</c></ti>
117 <ti>Portage Internals and Portage Interface Development Discussion</ti>
118 </tr>
119 <tr>
120 <ti><c>gentoo-mips</c></ti>
121 <ti>Discussions about running Gentoo on the MIPS architecture</ti>
122 </tr>
123 <tr>
124 <ti><c>gentoo-hppa</c></ti>
125 <ti>Discussions about running Gentoo on the HPPA architecture</ti>
126 </tr>
127 <tr>
128 <ti><c>gentoo-osx</c></ti>
129 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/OSX user and developer discussion</ti>
130 </tr>
131 <tr>
132 <ti><c>gentoo-server</c></ti>
133 <ti>Discussions about Gentoo in production environments</ti>
134 </tr>
135 <tr>
136 <ti><c>gentoo-cygwin</c></ti>
137 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/cygwin user support and discussion</ti>
138 </tr>
139 <tr>
140 <ti><c>gentoo-ia64</c></ti>
141 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/ia64 user support and discussion</ti>
142 </tr>
143 <tr>
144 <ti><c>gentoo-embedded</c></ti>
145 <ti>For Gentoo Linux/embedded user and developer discussion</ti>
146 </tr>
147
148 </table>
149 </body>
150 </section>
151 <section>
152 <title>Non-English Gentoo Linux Mailing Lists</title>
153 <body>
154 <table>
155 <tr>
156 <th>List name</th>
157 <th>Description</th>
158 </tr>
159 <tr>
160 <ti><c>gentoo-user-de</c></ti>
161 <ti>deutschsprachige Gentoo User Diskussionsliste</ti>
162 </tr>
163 <tr>
164 <ti><c>gentoo-user-es</c></ti>
165 <ti>Lista para la ayuda y discusion de usuarios hispano-hablantes de Gentoo</ti>
166 </tr>
167 <tr>
168 <ti><c>gentoo-user-kr</c></ti>
169 <ti>Korean Gentoo User Mailinglist</ti>
170 </tr>
171 <tr>
172 <ti><c>gentoo-user-fr</c></ti>
173 <ti>French Gentoo User Mailinglist</ti>
174 </tr>
175 <tr>
176 <ti><c>gentoo-user-pl</c></ti>
177 <ti>Polish Gentoo User Mailinglist</ti>
178 </tr>
179 <tr>
180 <ti><c>gentoo-user-id</c></ti>
181 <ti>Indonesian Gentoo User Mailinglist</ti>
182 </tr>
183 <tr>
184 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-es</c></ti>
185 <ti>Lista de correo dedicada a la traduccion y creacion de documentacion en Espanol de Gentoo</ti>
186 </tr>
187 <tr>
188 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-fr</c></ti>
189 <ti>French Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
190 </tr>
191 <tr>
192 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-nl</c></ti>
193 <ti>Dutch Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
194 </tr>
195 <tr>
196 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-ru</c></ti>
197 <ti>Russian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
198 </tr>
199 <tr>
200 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-de</c></ti>
201 <ti>German Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
202 </tr>
203 <tr>
204 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-pl</c></ti>
205 <ti>Polish Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
206 </tr>
207 <tr>
208 <ti><c>gentoo-doc-id</c></ti>
209 <ti>Indonesian Gentoo Documentation Translation List</ti>
210 </tr>
211 </table>
212 </body>
213 </section>
214 <section>
215 <title>Other Gentoo Linux Mailing Lists</title>
216 <body>
217 <table>
218 <tr>
219 <th>List name</th>
220 <th>Description</th>
221 </tr>
222 <tr>
223 <ti><c>libconf</c></ti>
224 <ti>For the discussion of libconf development</ti>
225 </tr>
226 <tr>
227 <ti><c>bug-wranglers</c></ti>
228 <ti>Special-purpose list for the Gentoo Linux Bug Wranglers</ti>
229 </tr>
230 </table>
231 </body>
232 </section>
233 </chapter>
234 <chapter>
235 <title>Gentoo Linux Mailing List Mini-FAQ</title>
236 <section>
237 <title>I subscribed to a list using my home email address, but I can't post to the list from work. What do I do to fix this?</title>
238
239 <body><p>To reduce spam, all of our lists are configured to only allow posts from official subscriber email addresses. Fortunately,
240 <c>ezmlm/idx</c> supports a concept known as "aliases," allowing you to register alternate email addresses that can also be used to
241 post to the list. Here's an example of how this works. Let's say you subscribed to the <c>gentoo-dev</c> list as <c>jim@home.com</c>,
242 but you'd also like to post to the list using your <c>james@work.com</c> email address. To do this, send a message (as <c>jim@home.com</c>)
243 to <c>gentoo-dev-allow-subscribe-james=work.com@gentoo.org</c> (note the <c>@</c> becoming an <c>=</c>,) and then reply to the confirmation email you receive. You should then
244 be allowed to post to <c>gentoo-dev</c> using both your home and work email addresses.
245 </p></body>
246 </section>
247
248 <section>
249 <title>Where do I set/store my mailing list password?</title>
250 <body><p><c>ezmlm/idx</c> does not use passwords; instead, it uses auto-generated cryptographic cookies for security.
251 </p></body>
252 </section>
253
254 <section>
255 <title>I want to switch from regular delivery to digest delivery. How do I do this?</title>
256 <body><p>Unsubscribe from the normal list and then subscribe to the digest list. For list <c>listname</c>, this would be done by
257 sending empty emails to the following two addresses:</p>
258 <p><c>listname-unsubscribe@gentoo.org</c><br/>
259 <c>listname-digest-subscribe@gentoo.org</c>
260 </p></body>
261 </section>
262
263
264 <section>
265 <title>How do I use procmail to filter Gentoo Linux mailing list messages?</title>
266 <body><p>To filter incoming mail arriving from list <c>listname</c>, use the following <c>procmail</c> recipe:</p>
267 <pre>
268 :0
269 * ^List-Id:.*listname\.gentoo\.org
270 Mail/listname
271 </pre>
272 <p>This is identical to how you'd filter incoming <e>Mailman</e> mailing list manager emails.</p>
273 </body>
274 </section>
275
276 </chapter>
277 </mainpage>

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