[Mailman-Users] Security update for 2.1.5

Terry Allen hmag at ozemail.com.au
Tue Mar 22 21:37:47 CET 2005

>At 8:09 PM +1100 2005-03-22, Terry Allen wrote:
>>  	I tried applying the security patch for 2.1.5 which is listed on the
>>  website - but got a number of errors - can anyone outline the procedure
>>  for implementing the patch please, whether it's by running the patch
>>  or replacing lines of code within certain files - any assistance would
>>  be appreciated.
>	You need to use the program "patch" to apply the patch as 
>provided.  Note that Python is sensitive to indentation and the use 
>of tab characters versus spaces, so you can't just cut-n-paste what 
>you see.  You either need to make sure that the indentation 
>perfectly matches what is present in the files being modified, or 
>you need to use the program "patch" to do that for you.
>	If you have stored the security patch in a file called 
>"patchfile", and you have placed that file in the appropriate 
>directory, it should be as simple as this:
>		# patch < patchfile
>	And the program should be able to figure out the rest by 
>reading the patchfile and applying that to the code in the 
>appropriate places.
>>  	For information, the system I am trying to update is OSX 10.3.8 with
>>  Mailman 2.1.5 & the developers tools installed. Many thanks.
>	At the command-line prompt, do "man patch" to see how this 
>program works.
Hi again,
	Thanks Brad - I should have outlined that I had already tried 
running patch on that .txt file - here's the problem I am getting:

[server:mailman/mailman/cgi] root# patch < CAN-2005-0202.txt
patching file private.py
Reversed (or previously applied) patch detected!  Assume -R? [n] n
Apply anyway? [n] y
Hunk #1 FAILED at 1.
1 out of 2 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file private.py.rej
[server:mailman/mailman/cgi] root#

	The output into the .rej file has only the comments at the 
start of private.py - I ran the patch 3 times but on the second time 
I answered Y on the reverse apply question, then the 3rd time, it ran 
without error. does this indicate to you that I have already applied 
the patch successfully?

	Bye for now, Terry Allen 

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