mailman should respect LDFLAGS

Bug #637652 reported by Hanno Böck
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNU Mailman
Fix Released
Mark Sapiro

Bug Description

mailman Makefile should respect the LDFLAGS variable. See attached patch.

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Hanno Böck (hanno-hboeck) wrote :
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Thijs Kinkhorst (kink) wrote :


Debian and Ubuntu use hardened build flags. Such flags are especially relevant for a package like Mailman that uses setgid.

In order to make full use of available hardening features, we need to pass CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS, but Mailmans Makefile currently not allows that, so we need to patch it. It would be great if attached patch could be applied by Mailman upstream, as it doesn't have a drawback if you're not using the flags.


Bernard (unowned60)
Changed in mailman:
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Opinion
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Thijs Kinkhorst (kink) wrote :

Hi Bernard,
Can you elaborate on these changes? What are you trying to express?

Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Changed in mailman:
assignee: nobody → Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → 2.1.15
status: Opinion → Fix Committed
Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Changed in mailman:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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