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