Closed Bug 251338 Opened 20 years ago Closed 19 years ago
Installation section doesn't mention that you need an MTA installed
This is probably going to be less of an issue for 2.19 once bug 84876 lands, but it'd probably be a good idea for the 2.16 and 2.18 docs. Subject: Bugzilla manual upgrade suggestion. Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 11:44:31 +0200 From: "Willem J.W. Semmelink" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Hi Dave I got your email address from http://www.bugzilla.org/developers/how_to_help.html , particularly the item "If you think you can help with the documentation for Bugzilla, please contact Dave Miller." I would like to suggest that the Linux installation guide be updated with an additional item to remind the reader that some sendmail facility should be present. In the 2-19 release, (PDF version), on Page 4, 1. Install Perl (5.6.0 or above) 2. Install MySQL (3.23.41 or above) 3. Install a Webserver 4. Install Bugzilla 5. Install Perl modules >> ADD Install and configure an MTA (Mail transfer Agent). 6. Configure all of the above. In the same release, on Page 8 Just before 2. Configuration, I suggest adding something like: 1.6. Install and configure an MTA. Bugzilla is dependent on the availability of an e-mail system for it's user authentication and for other tasks. On Linux, any Sendmail-compatible MTA (Mail Transfer Agency) will suffice. Sendmail, Postfix, qmail and Exim are MTAs. Sendmail is the original Unix MTA, but the others are easier to configure, and therefore many people replace Sendmail with Postfix or Exim. They are drop-in replacements, so that Bugzilla will not distinguish between them. Consult the manual for the specific MTA you chose for detailed installation instructions. Each of these programs have their own config files where you must configure certain parameters to ensure that the mail is delivered properly. They are implemented as services, and you should ensure that the MTA is in the auto-start list of services for the machine. If a simple mail sent with the command-line 'mail' program succeeded, then Bugzilla should also be fine. Hope my 2c worth does contribute something Regards Willem Semmelink
Patch with a slightly modified version of the description above, from the 2.18 branch. I should probably add a bit on MTAs on Windows, but I'm not really sure of any that exist, as I usually just use Net::SMTP in my Perl programs.
Comment on attachment 153221 [details] [diff] [review] Patch v1 You also need to add a pointer to the section at the beginning, something in the lines of: <step> <para><link linkend="install-MTA">Install a Mail Transfer Agent (MTA)</link> </para> </step>
Attachment #153221 - Flags: review?(justdave) → review-
Attachment #153221 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Comment on attachment 157959 [details] [diff] [review] Patch v2 "They are drop-in replacements, so that Bugzilla will not distinguish between them." is not exactly true as we have sendmail hard-coded in the code at least on 2.16, so at least a symlink or something like that is required, and we should consider this if we commit this for the 2.16 docs, but it looks good overall!
Attachment #157959 - Flags: review+
Please change "succeeded" to "succeeds" in the last paragraph when this is checked in. I don't know if this will apply as-is to the 2.16 branch, but this text should be added to the 2.16 docs as well.
Target Milestone: --- → Bugzilla 2.16
Patch for the 2.18 Branch updated per Dave's comment. No changes other than updating the typo, so hopefully the review from vladd still stands.
Attachment #157959 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #160162 - Flags: review?(documentation)
This adds it to the 2.16 Branch documentation; after checksetup.pl but before Configuring Bugzilla. http://www.colinogilvie.co.uk/bugzilla/installation.html and http://www.colinogilvie.co.uk/bugzilla/stepbystep.html show it...
Attachment #160164 - Flags: review?(documentation)
Attachment #160162 - Attachment description: Patch v3 (2.18 Branch) → Patch v3 (2.18 Branch / Trunk)
Comment on attachment 160164 [details] [diff] [review] Patch v1 (2.16 Branch) + <para>Bugzilla is dependent on the availability of an e-mail system for it's user it's --> its
Attachment #160164 - Flags: review?(documentation) → review-
Typo Fixed. Rest of comment as above.
Attachment #160164 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Typo Vladd mentioned in the 2.16 branch also occurs here.
Attachment #160162 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Checking in docs/xml/installation.xml; /cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/docs/xml/installation.xml,v <-- installation.xml new revision: 188.8.131.52; previous revision: 184.108.40.206 done Checking in docs/xml/installation.xml; /cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/docs/xml/installation.xml,v <-- installation.xml new revision: 220.127.116.11; previous revision: 18.104.22.168 done Checking in docs/xml/installation.xml; /cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/docs/xml/installation.xml,v <-- installation.xml new revision: 1.76; previous revision: 1.75 done
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
QA Contact: matty_is_a_geek → default-qa
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