Some Assistance Please

Adrien Monteleone adrien.monteleone at
Tue May 23 21:54:58 EDT 2017

> On May 23, 2017, at 8:50 PM, Adrien Monteleone <adrien.monteleone at> wrote:
>> On May 23, 2017, at 3:22 PM, Derek Atkins <derek at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Tue, May 23, 2017 1:11 pm, doncram wrote:
>>> Wow the process to change documentation (at
>>> ) seems
>>> pretty complicated, even impossible for Windows users.
>> What's so complicated about a git checkout and using the appropriate
>> DocBook tools to edit the DocBook sources of the manual?
>>> I would hope it
>>> should be possible to have a full working version of the Tutorial and
>>> Concepts Guide that is open for edits/improvement by users informed about
>>> accounting and trying to make the Guide more useful for basic users, in a
>>> wiki document (where changes can be seen and there can be discussion at
>>> Talk pages).
>> There's no good way to translate from Wiki to PDF.  There was a conscious
>> decsion a while ago that we wanted offline help, which meant a non-wiki
>> form.
> I’m certainly no expert on the matter and I have no beef with the GIT process for documentation, but that seems odd at first glance since wikis are markdown inside HTML which is a subset of XML which the doc procedures turn into PDF. Or did I misunderstand something?
> -Adrien

On that note, I already knew about html2pdf for *nix, but even better - there’s this: Extension:Pdf_Export on the mediawiki site.


>>>  Then periodically when the Wiki editors get consensus that a
>>> new version is ready, just one programmer type person with Linux could go
>>> through those complicated steps to get it published.  Allow different
>>> parties to specialize in how they contribute.  I for one would like to
>>> contribute in improving the Concepts guide text.
>> The publication side is fine, and we do already go through that.  As for
>> people reading/editing -- github pull requests provide that.
>> [snip]
>>> Currently I am trying to log into the Wiki but keep getting error message:
>>> There seems to be a problem with your login session; this action has been
>>> canceled as a precaution against session hijacking. Go back to the
>>> previous
>>> page, reload that page and then try again.
>> I think you need to clear your cache/cookies and try again.  Not sure what
>> happened here.
>>> Recent changes shows that Jrall opened an account for me, which I reported
>>> did not allow me to edit, because I need to get some user group rights
>>> added, and I don't yet know if I was able to log in again whether I would
>>> be able to edit yet.
>> This is correct; you have not validated your email.  At least according to
>> the database, you are not "email authenticated" which is a requirement to
>> edit the wiki.  I do not know why it says "email_authenticated" is NULL
>> for both you and Buddha.  Did you actually confirm your email?  Can you
>> try confirming it again?
>> The previous users in the list appear to have done so -- but it also
>> appears there are a number of users who have not.
>> This COULD be a bug in the ConfirmAccount plugin where it does not
>> properly translate the email authentication across.  Or it could be a bad
>> interaction between CA and the built-in email confirmation.
>> So can you confirm you confirmed your email?  Can you try confirming
>> again?  Let me know if/when you attempt this.  Better yet, can you come
>> onto IRC during 9a-5p EDT and we can work on trying to track down the
>> issue.
>> Yes, I could just go into the database and fix it manually (which I'll
>> gladly do as a last resort), but I'd rather get down to the bottom of the
>> actual issue.
>> Thanks,
>> -derek
>> -- 
>>      Derek Atkins                 617-623-3745
>>      derek at   
>>      Computer and Internet Security Consultant
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