F.2. Mailing lists

If you have still not found a solution, you should search the lists before posting a question.

Someone may have already solved the problem:

search on the NUT lists using Google

Finally, you can subscribe to a NUT mailing list to:

Request help

Use the NUT Users mailing list.

In this case, be sure to include the following information:

  • OS name and version,
  • exact NUT version,
  • NUT installation method: package, or a custom build from source tarball or GitHub (which fork, branch, PR),
  • exact device name and related information (manufacturing date, web pointers, …),
  • complete problem description, with any relevant traces, like system log excerpts, and driver debug output. You can obtain the latter using the following command, running as root and after having stopped NUT:

    /path/to/driver -DD -a <upsname>

If you don’t include the above information in your help request, we will not be able to help you!

Post a patch, ask a development question, …

Use the NUT Developers mailing list.

Refer to the NUT Developer Guide for more information, and the chapter on how to submit patches.

Note that the currently preferable way for ultimate submission of improvements is to post a pull request from your GitHub fork of NUT. Benefits of PRs include automated testing and merge-conflict detection and resolution, as well as tracking discussion that is often needed to better understand, integrate or document the patch.

Discuss packaging and related topics

Use the NUT Packagers mailing list.

Refer to the NUT Packager Guide for more information.