[Mailman-Developers] this mail-gid problem

John Dennis jdennis at redhat.com
Mon Oct 18 17:18:05 CEST 2004

On Sat, 2004-10-16 at 04:30, Fil wrote:
> I would like to know if this check can be expanded to list all GID that
> mailman will accept? Or if I should just be more carful in setting up my
> system? :)

We patch mailman to accept multiple GID's. The patch is attached. It
includes changes to configure to accept a list of GID's so don't forget
if you apply the patch you'll have to run autoconf to generate a new

BTW, the preferred solution as you allude to is to be rigorous with the
identity and permissions of system components. This patch is more of a
concession to the dilemma of distributing mailman in an environment
where other packages and configurations may be installed which are
beyond our control than a suggested approach. Ideally this would not be
necessary and for what its worth I have some misgivings about it. Our
distribution is moving to a more constrained set of packages and much
more security driven. This patch which has been in our RPM for a while
is on the table for removal because of these security concerns.
John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com>
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