[Mailman-Users] 2.1.5 fedora core 3 prevent mailbody problem

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Jun 14 22:05:04 CEST 2005

At 4:08 PM +0100 2005-06-14, Andy Heath wrote:

>  If the mailman developer community adopts the FHS for
>  mailman then that's a different story entirely and
>  I would follow without complaint.

	SELinux and the FHS are both specific to a particular OS -- 
Linux.  We have to support dozens of different OSes.  It would be 
just as silly to apply a standard appropriate for Linux to an 
operating system like Xenix, as it would be to do the reverse.

	We have no choice but to create our own standards that are 
applicable across all the platforms we support.  Of course, we will 
do what we can to make these standards something that can be changed 
at installation time, if someone needs to follow a different set of 
standards for their particular site/platform.

	Of course, if someone else is going to take those features and 
create their own standards, or follow alternative standards, and then 
produce binary installations which will be provided to their 
customers, then they are also responsible for supporting those 
modified versions of the package for their customers.

	RedHat is doing a good job in this area.  Others cannot say the same.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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