[rt-users] Security fixes for Ubuntu: testers needed

Dominic Hargreaves dominic.hargreaves at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Sun Jun 10 10:18:36 EDT 2012


If you use RT with the packages provided by Ubuntu, you will hopefully
wondering about getting packages with the security fixes applied.

There are now candidate patches in launchpad for all current versions
of Ubuntu. You can see them at

(request-tracker3.8) and

I'm sure that the Ubuntu security sponsors would like to hear test
reports from people using these packages.

Short recipe for compiling packages with the patches on your
ubuntu system:

cd workingdir
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get build-dep request-tracker3.8 (or request-tracker4)
download appopriate patch from launchpad
apt-get source request-tracker3.8 (or request-tracker4)
[change into unpacked directory]
patch -p1 < ../patch-you-downloaded
dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc 
Check which RT related packages you have installed and then install
the equivalents from the .deb files which the above hopefully produced.

Then comment on the relevant bug about the success or failure.


Dominic Hargreaves, Systems Development and Support Team
Computing Services, University of Oxford
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