Thoughts for quicker installation

Scott Silva ssilva at
Wed Apr 11 17:59:18 IST 2007

Hugo van der Kooij spake the following on 4/11/2007 9:42 AM:
> On Wed, 11 Apr 2007, Rob Poe wrote:
>> Having several boxes (that are mostly the same config / version /
>> patch level of everything), wouldn't it be possible to install the
>> RPMs that MailScanner rebuilds and tries to install each time -- i.e.
>> copy the RPMS over to the new box and just rpm -Uhv * type of a thing?
>> Some of the boxes are real screamers, and some of them really make one
>> scream (with slowness)..
The beauty of Linux and the BSD's ... Hardware has a much longer useful life.
Maybe out V.P./Treasurer might just get his 10 year depreciation on servers!
Or at least 5 years!

> If you have a bunch of them I would setup a test machine and test your
> own RPM's there. Propably rebuild them for your specific distribution.
> After testing you move them to your own repository and let the
> production servers pick up their updates from their.
> It would scale pretty much for any number of servers you wish to maintain.
> I have a thought of doing this myself for Centos 4 and Centos 5 and
> perhaps make the repositories public. But this may take a few months. I
> have yet to receive my new rackserver.
> Hugo.
Just imagine! ... yum install MailScanner... :-)
Happy thoughts!

Then if you could yum install mailwatch, the world could be that much safer again!


MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

More information about the MailScanner mailing list