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September 18, 2003

When it Rains, it Pours

No, I’m not talking about Hurricane Isabel. Yesterday, it was OpenSSH. Today, it’s Sendmail.

Now, I have things pretty automated: download the distribution, check the PGP signature, unpack, configure, compile and install — all scripted. Should be a breeze.

But nooo! This time I discover that Sendmail won’t compile with the, recently installed, Apple DevTools Update (gcc 3.3).

So I added

define(`confCC', `gcc2 -traditional-cpp -pipe ${Extra_CC_Flags}')

to my site.config.m4 file — switching the compiler to gcc2 — and it compiled just fine. Whew!

Now all I need, to round out my week, is a security hole in Apache 2.0.47.

Update (9/22/2003): MacOSX 10.2.8 was just released, which deals with various security issues , including this one and the OpenSSH issue mentioned previously. And it “only” took a week!

Posted by distler at September 18, 2003 9:46 AM

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