[Mailman-Users] How to integrate HTDIG when installing with Yum

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Jun 30 17:37:43 CEST 2011

Rosenbaum, Larry M. wrote:

>I am about to install Mailman on a RHEL6 system using Yum.  How do I integrate HTDIG with it?
>I have previously done HTDig integration on an install from source on Solaris, which involved a bunch of patching, I'm relatively new at Linux, but I suspect there is a better way to do it.

The only htDig integration I am aware of is a set of patches originally
developed by Richard Barrett and currently available in various
versions at <https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+bug/266554>,
<http://www.openinfo.co.uk/mm/index.html> and

These patches are designed to be applied during a source install.
Application to an installed Mailman, particularly a RHEL package,
would at a minimum require some knowledge of the details of the
patches to know what to apply to the various installed files, what new
files to add, how to compile the htdig and mmsearch wrappers and so

The better way would be for someone familiar with the Red Hat package,
the htDig patches and Red Hat packaging in general to create a Red Hat
Mailman RPM with htDig integration installed and then people could
just install that RPM. As far as I know, no such RPM exists.

My advice is if you are not going to enable SELinux on your RHEL
server, forget the RedHat Package and install Mailman from source with
the patches as you did on Solaris.

If you are going to enable SELinux, consider still installing Mailman
from source and including the Red Hat patch you will find linked from
the FAQ article at <http://wiki.list.org/x/KYCB> or a more recent
version if you can find one, and then struggling through the security
policy issues that may remain.

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