[Mailman-Users] Everything is an attachment

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Wed May 17 19:22:16 CEST 2006

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Steve Campbell wrote:
> BTW, I did find an RPM, but don't know it validity from:
> http://www.wesmo.com/rpm2html/x86/mailman-2.1.6-1.i386.html
> Is it worth the effort to upgrade from 2.1.5 to 2.1.6? I'd also
> really like to stay in the RPM arena on most everything. It appears
> to put everything in it's proper place.

I prefer to keep my rpm-based systems using rpm packages as well, but
it's very important to make sure that the packages are made well.
When in doubt, download the source rpm and verify that it doesn't do
anything malicious or just plain wrong (this goes for vendor packages
sometimes, as was the case with the Red Hat packages for RH9).

Looking at the changelog on that package it appears that Scott A.
Hughes updated and made some modifications to the stock RHEL package.
If I were you, I'd do the same thing and update to 2.1.8, testing
carefully on a spare system before installing it on your production

Building rpm packages isn't hard, but it does require some reading and
practice.  I'd recommend it if you manage multiple rpm-based systems,
but YMMV.  If that all seems like too much work, building mailman from
source is very straightforward.  You'll just have to adjust to the
differences in installation paths if you're used to the patched rpm
packages that use FHS locations for files.

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