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Forum: The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide
Re: Question HyperNews for RH Linux ? (Eigil Krogh Sorensen)
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 22:10:52 GMT
From: Cameron <>

Hypernews is written entirely in Perl, and contains nothing Linux-specific. Most of the installation is configuration via forms, not appropriate to pre-packaging in an RPM or .deb file.

The one thing that threw me the first time I installed it was that all of Hypernews' data are owned by the Web server user, not by your user account, not by root. If you try to own any of it yourself it just makes a security and permissions mess. That is why you must use the setup and edit-article forms. Don't even try the command line version of setup. (Well, it might work if you su - www first...)