How to search the Fedora List

Aldo Foot lunixer at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 23:50:55 UTC 2008


On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 6:31 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan
<pocallaghan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-08-19 at 17:43 -0700, Aldo Foot wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 7:41 AM, Aaron Konstam <akonstam at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> > Searching the Fedora List came up in another thread. I thought this
>> > important enough information to have a thread of its own. See web link
>> > below:
>> > http://marc.info/?l=fedora-list&r=1&w=2
>>
>> The link is useful.
>> But I believe it would be an improvement to the Fedora archives to add
>> a search box.
>> I'd be easier to find info. I know I can use Fedora's "Find", but how come
>> this very active list does not have a better search mechanism; why resort
>> to goggle? not that there's anything wrong with it.
>
> Speculating here, but it could be because the lists are managed with
> Mailman. If you look around, very few MM lists have search boxes,
> basically because it requires hackery to set up (MM doesn't come with
> any search funcionality). Even the mailman-users list itself doesn't
> have its own search function! (See
> http://wiki.list.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4030520)
>
> poc
>

Fair enough. The link you provided answered the 'why' of my question.
Something good came ouf of the discussion for me so far: adding Markmail
to my search bar.

~af




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