FAQ entries (was: Re: So, Seriously)

Nils Ellmenreich Nils@InfoSun.FMI.Uni-Passau.De
Fri Jun 22 10:05:01 2001

Hi all,

>>>"WB" == Waldemar Brodkorb <waldemar.brodkorb@web.de> writes:
WB> * Evan Prodromou wrote: >> Is there any way to change the "dotted" id? WB> Take a look at the archiv. Which is a bit difficult since it doesn't have a search engine anymore. :-( WB> What about adding this point to the FAQ? Certainly. My problem is that I don't have the time to follow all discussions in detail and then compile FAQ entries from them. (And not every question being asked actually belongs to the FAQ.) I usually have been waiting until threads came to some agreement before compiling an entry, but this point is occasionally difficult to judge beforehand. And later on, it's easily being forgotten ;-) Example: When this Mac OS X thread came up, one of the first replies was along the lines "That's well known. Mac OS X's sed is broken, get a new one." Even when I couldn't remember having seen this question before, it's a good candidate for the FAQ, although I would prefer something like this to be in the INSTALL file/release notes (which is true for quite some FAQ entries). So I included it, as the poster seemed confident (I have no way to verify his answer). But then, a lengthy thread developed whose bottom line is not quite clear to me. Something like "Mac OS X's default shell is zsh, which has by default a CDPATH that causes trouble. As Werner refuses to change the autoconf stuff to take this into account (which would be possible), you have to unset CDPATH before compiling GnuPG." Now, this might be more accurate, but how can I know without someone with Mac OS X access confirms it? Anyway, I'll remove the "wrong" entry until that happens. This does only show that I shouldn't be too quick to add entries. To sum up: you shouldn't rely on me scanning all messages and compile verified FAQ entries from them. I have to rely on your help. If you are confident that you have the correct answer to a frequent problem, please send it to me. If you have corrections, please do so as well. Cheers, Nils -- Nils Ellmenreich, Lst. f. Programmierung, Universitaet Passau, Germany