Description of problem:
I'd like to use pymilter (Python libmilter API) under Fedora Core, and the build
requires a dynamically-linked libmilter. The current sendmail build is static
only (specifically, PIE).
I'm attaching patches for the sendmail SRPM to enable a shared library for
libmilter; please comment on whether you think this is appropriate for inclusion
into Fedora Core. The patches are based on old instructions for solving the
same problem under FreeBSD.
Note that the patch as I've implemented it does not alter the build rules for
the rest of sendmail (including libmilter.a) so that the PIE attributes are
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 208601 [details]
Patch for sendmail.spec to enable shared libmilter
Created attachment 208621 [details]
Patch for libmilter Makefile.m4 to enable shared library
Created attachment 208661 [details]
Supplemental build rules for shared libraries in sendmail
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I'd still like to see this change for F9. I'm attach a latest patches to get it
working for sendmail-8.14.2-4.
Created attachment 309631 [details]
Patches to sendmail SRPM contents
*** Bug 479325 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
sendmail-8.14.3-4.fc11 now has shared libmilter. Thanks.