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I'm pleased to announce the release of GNU Mailman 2.1.7. This
is a significant release, which includes security enhancement
fixes, a new language (ia: Interlingua) support, a couple of new
features, and many bug fixes.

Mailman is free software for managing email mailing lists and
e-newsletters.

This release enhances the fixes for CAN-2005-0202 and CVE-2005-3573
which were fixed in mailman release 2.1.6, and reduces the chance of
list admin privilege abuse. Because of these and other fixes, it
is highly recommended that all sites update to 2.1.7.

For more information, see:

http://mailman.sourceforge.net/

For links to download the Mailman 2.1.7 source tarball, see:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id3

Best regards and a happy new year!

--
Tokio Kikuchi

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  • Jim Popovitch at Dec 31, 2005 at 3:20 pm
    Hi,

    I normally build mailman (./configure; make install) on a dev system then tar/rsync it to a production machine. I checked the UPGRADING notes in the 2.1.7 release and there is no mention of anything (i.e. withlist, fix_url, etc) that needs to be done when upgrading from 2.1.5 to 2.1.7. Are lists (and specifically everything in "--with-var-prefix") from a 2.1.5 install compatible with 2.1.7? If not, what post-install actions need to be taken to upgrade an existing system from 2.1.5 to 2.1.7?

    Thanks, and Thank you MM Developers for this latest release.

    -Jim P.

    ----- Original Message ----
    From: Tokio Kikuchi <tkikuchi at is.kochi-u.ac.jp>
    To: python-announce at python.org; mailman-announce at python.org
    Cc: mailman-developers at python.org; mailman-users at python.org; info-gnu at gnu.org
    Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 8:02:23 AM
    Subject: [Mailman-Users] RELEASED Mailman 2.1.7

    I'm pleased to announce the release of GNU Mailman 2.1.7. This
    is a significant release, which includes security enhancement
    fixes, a new language (ia: Interlingua) support, a couple of new
    features, and many bug fixes.

    Mailman is free software for managing email mailing lists and
    e-newsletters.

    This release enhances the fixes for CAN-2005-0202 and CVE-2005-3573
    which were fixed in mailman release 2.1.6, and reduces the chance of
    list admin privilege abuse. Because of these and other fixes, it
    is highly recommended that all sites update to 2.1.7.

    For more information, see:

    http://mailman.sourceforge.net/

    For links to download the Mailman 2.1.7 source tarball, see:

    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id3

    Best regards and a happy new year!
  • Tokio Kikuchi at Jan 2, 2006 at 11:41 am

    Jim Popovitch wrote:
    Hi,

    I normally build mailman (./configure; make install) on a dev system then tar/rsync it to a production machine. I checked the UPGRADING notes in the 2.1.7 release and there is no mention of anything (i.e. withlist, fix_url, etc) that needs to be done when upgrading from 2.1.5 to 2.1.7. Are lists (and specifically everything in "--with-var-prefix") from a 2.1.5 install compatible with 2.1.7? If not, what post-install actions need to be taken to upgrade an existing system from 2.1.5 to 2.1.7?
    Upgrading from 2.1.5 to 2.1.7 should have no problems. Everything
    needed is done during the bin/update run in 'make install'.

    Cheers,
    --
    Tokio Kikuchi, tkikuchi@ is.kochi-u.ac.jp
    http://weather.is.kochi-u.ac.jp/
  • Todd A Green at Dec 31, 2005 at 6:23 pm
    I'm having issues during the make install. Configured with:

    ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/pkgs/mailman-2.1.7
    --with-urlhost=mailman-test.cs.utah.edu --with-mailhost=cs.utah.edu
    --with-cgi-gid=mailman --with-mail-gid=mailman

    make generate no errors/warnings

    But the install goes into an infinite loop:

    Creating directory hierarchy /usr/local/pkgs/mailman-2.1.7/cgi-bin
    mkdir /usr/local/pkgs/mailman-2.1.7/cgi-bin
    Creating directory hierarchy /usr/local/pkgs/mailman-2.1.7/mail
    mkdir /usr/local/pkgs/mailman-2.1.7/mail
    /bin/sh: line 0: cd: bin: Not a directory
    make[1]: Entering directory
    `/uusoc/facility/sys/src/mailman/SuSE-9.2/mailman-2.1.7'
    Creating architecture independent directories...
    chmod o-r /usr/local/pkgs/mailman-2.1.7/archives/private
    Creating architecture dependent directories...
    /bin/sh: line 0: cd: bin: Not a directory
    make[2]: Entering directory
    `/uusoc/facility/sys/src/mailman/SuSE-9.2/mailman-2.1.7'
    Creating architecture independent directories...
    chmod o-r /usr/local/pkgs/mailman-2.1.7/archives/private
    Creating architecture dependent directories...
    /bin/sh: line 0: cd: bin: Not a directory

    Todd
  • Todd A Green at Dec 31, 2005 at 7:03 pm

    Todd A Green wrote:
    I'm having issues during the make install.
    ...
    But the install goes into an infinite loop:
    I've tracked this down to perm issues (way up the tree) between making
    this as yourself and then installing as mailman. Solution is to just do
    the make as mailman, since it would appear that packages are also
    untar'd during the 'make install' into the src dirs which IMO is a
    definite no-no.

    Todd
  • Mcnutt at Dec 31, 2005 at 7:52 pm
    I've just upgraded my 2.0.x installation of mailman to 2.1.6, and I'm so
    close I can practically taste it.

    But it's still not working.

    When I send mail to a list on the server, I get back the following error:
    The original message was received at Sat, 31 Dec 2005 14:37:28 -0500 (EST)
    from utk-cls.ra.utk.edu [160.36.208.91]

    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
    "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/wrapper post cls-news"
    (reason: 1)
    (expanded from: <cls-news at cls.coe.utk.edu>)

    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
    sh: /usr/local/mailman/mail/wrapper: not found
    554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 1

    That's obviously coming from the old version of mailman, but I can't find
    what I missed. Can anyone help me?

    Bill McNutt
    IT Administrator, UT Center for Literacy Studies
    http://cls.coe.utk.edu


    -----Original Message-----
    From: mailman-users-bounces+mcnutt=utk.edu at python.org
    [mailto:mailman-users-bounces+mcnutt=utk.edu at python.org] On Behalf Of Todd A
    Green
    Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 2:03 PM
    To: mailman-users at python.org
    Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] RELEASED Mailman 2.1.7

    Todd A Green wrote:
    I'm having issues during the make install.
    ...
    But the install goes into an infinite loop:
    I've tracked this down to perm issues (way up the tree) between making
    this as yourself and then installing as mailman. Solution is to just do
    the make as mailman, since it would appear that packages are also
    untar'd during the 'make install' into the src dirs which IMO is a
    definite no-no.

    Todd
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  • Brad Knowles at Dec 31, 2005 at 8:32 pm

    At 2:52 PM -0500 2005-12-31, mcnutt wrote:

    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
    sh: /usr/local/mailman/mail/wrapper: not found
    554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 1

    That's obviously coming from the old version of mailman, but I can't find
    what I missed. Can anyone help me?
    Looks to me like your aliases haven't been updated. Maybe the
    old aliases are stored somewhere other than where the new version is
    configured to look for them?

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

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    temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

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