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RE: [suse-security] Re: SuSE Security Announcement: sendmail, sendmail-tls (SuSE-SA:2003:040)
Following the tread I simply

1: rpm -ivh sasl.rpm package
2: rpm -Uvh sendmail.rpm for 7.2

And it worked fine

Dr.Leisen Antal
Grid International Magyarország


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Feladó: Stefan Seyfried [mailto:seife@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Küldve: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 12:00 PM
Címzett: suse-security@xxxxxxxx
Tárgy: Re: [suse-security] Re: SuSE Security Announcement: sendmail,
sendmail-tls (SuSE-SA:2003:040)

On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 08:21:25PM +0200, PW wrote:
> Can I assume a nice'n & pleasant update experience if I choose to
> utilize the Sendmail RPM Package intended for SuSE Linux 7.2, but in

> effect will patch the Sendmail of a no longer supported SuSE Linux
> system still residing on our corporate server?
> Thanks! - Philippe Wiede

well, what you could also do is the following: take the latest src.rpm
you can get, you have to have one from the last updates on March/April
:-) Install it with rpm -hiv sendmail-INSERT_YOUR_VERSION.src.rpm
copy the patch from to
add the following to /usr/src/packages/SPECS/sendmail.spec:

Patch6: prescan.8.11.patch
+ Patch7: parse8.359.2.8.patch

it might be not Patch7 for you, i did this on a 7.0 system with all
since patches are no longer available :-)
---some lines down in sendmail.spec:

%setup -b 2
%patch -P 5 -p 0
%patch -P 1 -p 0 -b .dif
cd sendmail
%patch -P 6
+ %patch -P 7
cd ..

again, it is possible that this is a little different on your system.

now cd /usr/src/packages/SPECS/
rpm -bc sendmail.spec

if it compiles without errors, lucky you!
mv /usr/sbin/sendmail /usr/sbin/sendmail.original
cp /usr/src/packages/BUILD/sendmail-8.10.2/obj*/sendmail/sendmail
/usr/sbin # the path could be different on your sendmail-version touch

check the file permissions on /usr/sbin/sendmail etc, and restart the
daemon. Everything should work fine

I did not install it with "rpm -bb" or "rpm -ba" because on old
SuSE-Version, don't know until which one, the rpm build was not
chrooted, so you could shoot your whole setup. Since i only needed to
replace the sendmail binary, this is ok for me.

If you are scared by this description, you probably better upgrade
your machine to 8.2 or SLES8, where you are supported and get
ready-made packages ;-)

Another possibility (this is what i did with the openssh-stuff a week
ago) is to take the source.rpm from 7.2 and rebuild it with "rpm -bb
name.spec" but beware of overwriting your config on an old system.
Backup at least /etc.

Good Luck

Stefan Seyfried

Senior Consultant community4you GmbH, Chemnitz, Germany.

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