Hackage trac account

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 22 15:52:58 CET 2012


I've decided to take a different approach to restoring accounts on the
trac. I've deleted them all!

So all you need to do is register a new account. You can reuse your
previous username.

This might seem a bit radical but actually it should be easier for
people to re-register than to reset the passwords on existing
accounts. As Andres noticed, the email feature in the hackage trac
just does not work. I've spent a little while on a couple occasions
tring to find out why but with no luck (we seem to have exactly the
same config as the ghc trac which does work).

I have also enabled a captcha for account registration. So hopefully
that'll reduce the number of spammers registering accounts. (Deleting
all the accounts also got rid of the accounts spammers had already

I've added a note to this effect on the wiki front page, so hopefully
it'll be clear.


On 17 February 2012 07:58, Andres Löh <andres at well-typed.com> wrote:
> Hi.
> Sorry for spamming the mailing list. But I've had trouble logging in
> to the Hackage/Cabal trac already before the trac was disabled; and
> now that it's back up, I still can't login. I can't find anywhere an
> email address where to report it, and I don't fully understand who (if
> anyone) is responsible, so I'm sending this here.
> Could whoever has the permissions please reset my apparently existing
> account kosmikus? It doesn't seem to send me email when I click on
> password reminder, even though it claims to do so. Ideally, you'd also
> reset the mail address to either mail at andres-loeh.de or
> andres at well-typed.com. Thank you very much in advance.
> Cheers,
>  Andres
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