Debian package outdated?

Rick Chadderdon mailscanner at
Thu Aug 31 16:16:11 IST 2006

I asked myself this about nearly every package I had installed during my
year-long Debian phase.  I understand that it's not necessary to have
the newest, shiniest stuff if everything is working, but that didn't
suit my personality, so I was not a good match with Debian.  If you want
up-to-date packages, Debian is not the best choice of distros.  If you
want secure and stable with a minimum of maintenance, Debian works very

Martin wrote:
> Glenn Steen wrote:
>> quite a bit, version-wise. Jules has a debian package on his pages,
>> but i think you need dpkg it... Or can one set that as a separate apt
>> repository?
> Since we're talking about versions here, why is the Debian package
> only at 4.51.5-1 (link on mailscanner site is pointing to Debian
> unstable)? There are many versions released after this one.
> Anyone?

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