[CentOS] INN removed from CentOS 6

Wed Apr 27 14:24:02 UTC 2011
Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

At Wed, 27 Apr 2011 09:56:44 -0400 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> I use inn to make internal company announcements and
>  discussions available to remote offices.
>  I note inn is removed form RHEL 6. What replaces inn?
> http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Technical_Notes/apc.html
> Will inn be available from elsewhere? Will I have to compile
>  it?
> Should I modify my scripts to create and install html files
>  for a web server? That would make article deletion, archiving,
>  and maintenance more difficult than it is with the inn
>  nntp server.
> Is there some "forum" type package that would be better
>  than the inn system? 

You could install one of several (open source) CMS packages, that work
with a database (MySQL) and a Webserver (Apache) and are generally
coded in PHP.  WordPress is a fairly simple system that might give you
what you want. Not exactly a "forum", but does allow people to
'comment' on blog entries (posts), which might be all you need.  It
does allow for the site adminstrator to grant authoring privs to other
users.  And there might be plugins that implement full-fledged forums
(I haven't looked). Joomla! is a more comprehensive CMS system and it
does have extensions that implement forums.

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