Batch processing failure

Jim Holland mailscanner at MANGO.ZW
Sat Dec 3 11:00:13 GMT 2005


On Fri, 2 Dec 2005, Scott Silva wrote:

> Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 15:04:31 -0800
> From: Scott Silva <ssilva at SGVWATER.COM>
> Reply-To: MailScanner mailing list <MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
> Subject: Re: Batch processing failure
> Jim Holland spake the following on 12/2/2005 12:28 PM:

> > I am running:
> > 
> > Linux 2.4.20-28.7 #1 Thu Dec 18 11:15:04 EST 2003 i586 unknown
> > This is Red Hat Linux release 7.1 (Seawolf)
> > This is Perl version 5.006001 (5.6.1)
> > This is MailScanner version 4.45.4
> > sendmail 8.13.1

> Is there a particular reason you need to run such an OLD distro?
> Patches for 7.1 are probably non-existent by now.
> And the perl version might start limiting you to newer versions of
> MailScanner and spamassassin.
Just a little slow to upgrade.  I have been trying out RHEL clones as well 
as Fedora Core 4, but they all had display problems affecting text mode 
operation - apparently a known issue that Red Hat does not intend to fix.  

That was a great discouragement, as I have no intention of running a
server in GUI mode - I like the control I get using Midnight Commander as
my interface in text mode.  Recently I have tried out Debian, and not only
does it solve the display problems I had but also has other features that
I like much more than Red Hat - especially its intelligent package
management.  So once I get the hang of that I will be upgrading to Debian 


Jim Holland
System Administrator
MANGO - Zimbabwe's non-profit e-mail service

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