Debian package outdated?

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at
Thu Aug 31 17:22:13 IST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Matthias Klose
> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 11:52 AM
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Cc: Martin
> Subject: Re: Debian package outdated?
> Martin writes:
> > 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.
> I have a recent package, but I don't know if it still makes sense to
> provide the package in Debian.  The recent releases don't ship any
> documentation.  Even the manual pages are dropped.  Checked on the
> website, which documentation could be included:
>  - the online documentation doesn't have any copyright statements.
>    In this way it's not distributable by Debian.  Please point me
>    to the copyright(s), if I'm wrong.
>  - the online html documentation currently isn't really nice to
>    distribute, including all the advertising on every page.
>  - The MailScanner-Manual-Version-1.0.5.pdf (which I currently cannot
>    find on the website anymore) has a copyright, which doesn't allow
>    distribution of MailScanner as free documentation.
> So we are down to a piece of software which Debian can only ship
> without documentation.  I'm not sure if that makes sense.  MailScanner
> itself may be still free software, but much of that status is lost
> without free documentation.  Julien, please correct me if I'm wrong.
>   Matthias

I'm in the process of updating all of the basic Documentation. I can
probably put together a copyright free version for distribution with Debian.
It would be the basic Configuration and Installation instructions in text


Stephen Swaney
Fort Systems Ltd.
stephen.swaney at

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