Sympa broken in Precise: segfault with Fast CGI, insecure dependency errors without

Bug #977828 reported by Jeremy Malcolm
This bug affects 4 people
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sympa (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

There seems to be no way of running Sympa under Ubuntu 12.04. The two ways of running it are under FastCGI, or as a normal CGI. The former produces a segfault (see Debian bug 655269, and scroll to the end: also the Sympa mailing list here: The latter produces many insecure dependency errors (see Debian bug 516164, and scroll to the end: also the Sympa mailing list here:

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: sympa (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-22.35-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-22-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.0-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Apr 10 15:57:25 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: sympa
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-06 (3 days ago)

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Jeremy Malcolm (terminus) wrote :

A workaround for plain CGI mode is to run using sudo or suexec instead of the included C wrapper to make wwsympa run as user and group "sympa". The sudo wrapper is no longer bundled with Ubuntu though, and suexec won't work out of the box either, so this remains at least a documentation bug. Instructions for using sudo or suexec are at

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in sympa (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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