[volunteers] (forw) Re: Hardware, software

nazmul islam farhancuet at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 17 20:58:39 PDT 2009


Hi Rick,

 

I have a member of lug volunteer team from last two year . I am unix/linux admin . I have some free time after my office job and willing to work any system related work . Let me know . How i can join with you ?

 

Farhan
 
> Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 17:34:13 -0700
> From: rick at linuxmafia.com
> To: volunteers at lists.svlug.org
> Subject: [volunteers] (forw) Re: Hardware, software
> 
> (Forwarded from a private discussion some of us started while the mailing
> list server was in a hung state, the last couple of days.)
> 
> 
> I wrote:
> 
> > Are you up for that? If not, is anyone else?
> 
> FYI, Ed did agree to take on that duty (weekly backups of
> lists.svlug.org data), albeit it might take a while for him to get it
> going (working with his son Clement). Thank you, Ed and Clement! That
> is the single most important work done for SVLUG in a long time. If we
> can get a reliable weekly (say) cronjob pulling down the essential files
> from lists.svlug.org via rsync/ssh, that will be a major, major victory,
> and a colossal relief to me personally.
> 
> Mark Weisler: Would you or Andrew please _thank_ Brian (or whoever) at
> Via.net for their help of this morning?
> 
> 
> 
> OK, something new -- mailing list membership rosters: I pointed out to 
> Ed Cherlin on the telephone that the crown jewels of lists.svlug.org
> were the mailboxes' cumulative mbox files in
> /var/local/mailman/archives/private/*.mbox/ -- but that the membership
> rosters were the thing we'd miss second-most severely, were we to lose
> them (or need to revert to a 9-month-old backup). And the rosters are
> not a lot of data.
> 
> On lists.svlug.org:
> 
> # ls /var/local/mailman/archives/private/ | grep -v mbox
> carpool
> jobs
> mailman-owner
> officers
> smaug
> speakers
> svlug
> svlug-announce
> test
> volunteers
> volunteers-old
> web-team
> #
> 
> 
> That is the set of mailing lists on the machine, produced by looking for
> the archives' base diretories. Actually, the more-direct way of getting
> that information is to query Mailman directly:
> 
> # /var/local/mailman/bin/list_lists 
> 13 matching mailing lists found:
> Carpool - Saving gas (or gas money!) getting to/from SVLUG events
> Jobs - Linux and Linux-related job postings, fulltime and contract
> Lsec - Archive of the former Linux Security mailing list, 2001-2005
> Mailman-owner - [no description available]
> Officers - Officers of the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group
> Smaug - Smaug Discussion List
> Speakers - Archive of the former Speakers mailing list, 2002-2005
> svlug - Discussion list for the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group
> svlug-announce - Announcements relating to the Silicon Valley Linux User's Group
> Test - [no description available]
> volunteers - Volunteers of the Silicon Valley Linux User Group
> volunteers-old - Old archive of Volunteers mailing list
> web-team - These are the folks who keep our Web site running
> 
> 
> More tersely, with the -b (bare) option:
> 
> # /var/local/mailman/bin/list_lists -b
> carpool
> jobs
> lsec
> mailman-owner
> officers
> smaug
> speakers
> svlug
> svlug-announce
> test
> volunteers
> volunteers-old
> web-team
> 
> "lsec", "speakers", and "volunteers-old" are archive-only Web
> back-postings from dead mailing lists. (Actually, "lsec" is a ghost,
> since the archive was rubbish and has been deleted.)
> 
> "mailman-owner" is Mailman's internal-housekeeping mailing list.
> "Test": Well, it's a test mailing list. We don't need to keep track of
> who's a member.
> 
> That leaves: carpool, jobs, officers, smaug, svlug, svlug-announce,
> volunteers, web-team.
> 
> Wouldn't it be nice if some folks got exports of those rosters, every
> week? Say, as an e-mail?
> 
> To quote Daniel J. Bernstein, "This is Unix. Stop acting so helpless."
> 
> $ su -
> # cd /etc/cron.weekly/
> # vi mailman-rosters #This is a new cronjob I'm about to create.
> 
> 
> 
> #!/bin/sh
> #
> # mailman-rosters: Cron script to mail out current Mailman mailing list
> # rosters.
> #
> /var/local/mailman/bin/list_members -f carpool > /tmp/carpool-roster
> mail -s "Carpool Roster as of $(date +%F)" rick at linuxmafia.com < /tmp/carpool-roster
> #
> /var/local/mailman/bin/list_members -f jobs > /tmp/jobs-roster
> mail -s "Jobs Roster as of $(date +%F)" rick at linuxmafia.com < /tmp/jobs-roster
> #
> /var/local/mailman/bin/list_members -f officers > /tmp/officers-roster
> mail -s "Officers Roster as of $(date +%F)" rick at linuxmafia.com < /tmp/officers-roster
> #
> /var/local/mailman/bin/list_members -f smaug > /tmp/smaug-roster
> mail -s "Smaug Roster as of $(date +%F)" rick at linuxmafia.com < /tmp/smaug-roster
> #
> /var/local/mailman/bin/list_members -f smaug > /tmp/smaug-roster
> mail -s "Smaug Roster as of $(date +%F)" abcruzww at gmail.com < /tmp/smaug-roster
> #
> /var/local/mailman/bin/list_members -f svlug > /tmp/svlug-roster
> mail -s "Svlug Roster as of $(date +%F)" rick at linuxmafia.com < /tmp/svlug-roster
> #
> /var/local/mailman/bin/list_members -f svlug-announce > /tmp/svlug-announce-roster
> mail -s "Svlug-announce Roster as of $(date +%F)" rick at linuxmafia.com < /tmp/svlug-announce-roster
> #
> /var/local/mailman/bin/list_members -f volunteers > /tmp/volunteers-roster
> mail -s "Volunteers Roster as of $(date +%F)" rick at linuxmafia.com < /tmp/volunteers-roster
> #
> /var/local/mailman/bin/list_members -f carpool > /tmp/web-team-roster
> mail -s "Web-team Roster as of $(date +%F)" rick at linuxmafia.com < /tmp/web-team-roster
> 
> 
> Save. Exit. chmod 755 mailman-rosters.
> Test by running ./mailman-rosters from the shell prompt. ("You've got
> mail!") 
> 
> /etc/cron.weekly/mailman-rosters sort of sucks as an example of
> scripting, but it works.
> 
> If you'd like to get copies, and have shell & sudo on lists.svlug.org,
> add yourself. ("abcruzww at gmail.com" is Peter Belew, one of the main
> guys running Smaug.)
> 
> If you're an SVLUG volunteer who doesn't have shell on lists.svlug.org,
> or do but lack sudo, then ask.
> 
> 
> 
> ----- End forwarded message -----
> 
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