Questions for docs, part 1

Gervase Markham gerv at
Wed Aug 6 11:11:36 UTC 2014

On 27/07/14 11:51, Simon Green wrote:
> I would expect the vast majority of user would use the tarball over VCS.
> It's easier to get a gz file than it is to install git, 

Says the man whose company invented "yum install git"? :-)

> and try and
> figure out the right command. 

Well, the commands will be in the instructions :-)

> I'm basing this on the assumption that
> most companies that use Bugzilla have sysadmins whos skills can be
> described as beginner to immediate.

Given the cheap cost of VMs and hardware today, people who have simple
sysadmin skills should perhaps be using the Quick Start instructions
anyway. I'm inclined to agree with Damien that most sysadmins can spell
'git', and we make people's lives easier if we get them on a git
checkout from the start. Particularly if the tarballs are still bzr!
That's storing up trouble for people.

>> * I'm writing a Quick Start guide - a simple 1, 2, 3 to get Bugzilla up
>>   and running using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, MySQL and Apache. Do I describe
>>   Ubuntu Server (supported for longer) and a console install, or Ubuntu
>>   Desktop so they can use a graphical text editor and web browser?
> Ubuntu Server LTS. I'm going to assume even a beginner sysadmin knows
> how to edit a file from the command line.

OK. I used Server. See the posted draft :-)


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