Found viruses but Uninfected Delivered

Scott Silva ssilva at
Fri Dec 7 19:39:28 GMT 2007

on 12/7/2007 1:52 AM Randal, Phil spake the following:
> See my and Michael Mansour's earlier posts.
> This is a prime example of why "rpmforging" MailScanner and its support
> modules is a bad idea.
> Updates to both perl-MIME-tools and perl-Mail-Tools have broken
> MailScanner.
> Cheers,
> Phil
I think I am going to have to re-think my use of rpmforge on EL5 platform as I 
stopped using it on the EL4 platform. Using excludes are OK, but you usually 
have to "close the barn door after the horses escape". That is less than 
optimal. Maybe Julian needs his own repo with the most current to his 
requirements packages, and if you already have better, rpm will take care of 
that. He could drop them in stable, and drop the beta packages in testing so 
people could also choose to be innovators or followers.
But it would be more work for Julian, and I think his plate is full.

I'm sure that rpmforge had valid reasons to update those packages other than 
"they are so shiny and new", but that is not the issue.
MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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