OT Fedora in production (as nstallation Problem on Fedora Core
Scott B. Anderson
sbanderson at impromed.com
Tue Dec 11 17:26:49 GMT 2007
I'm not sure whether the topic is FC8 stability or MailScanner installation on it, but after obtaining 4.66-2, letting install.sh fail miserably, then going back to the build dir and simply 'make installing' in each of the failed installations, then running ./install.sh again, I was able to get MailScanner to run and --lint out properly, with clamav and mcafee scanners catching eicar, delivering scanned email on FC8 x86_64.
As for stability, whether you use apt-get, yum, cpan official, or cpan unofficial software, it will never work 100% of the time for every distribution of linux, or even releases of commercial uni*. Considering the complexity of the situation, my hat is off to everyone who figures out all the tweaks/hacks for installation for every build environment each a distro is updated or MailScanner is upgraded. Thank you very much.
From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Peter Farrow
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 9:14 AM
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: OT Fedora in production (as nstallation Problem on Fedora Core 8)
>>Anyway, I've been very happy using Fedora on my servers for years,
and will continue to do so. Others may decide to avoid it for things
like CentOS, but I >>prefer to keep more up-to-date with the more recent
stable releases of things!
Stability is demonstrated over time, it doesn't come guaranteed by
simply using the latest versions..... have you checked Vista out
Anthony Cartmell wrote:
>> Centos is basically Red Hat Enterprise, the stable, standardised
>> fully tested production qaulity commercial grade and supported OS
>> from Red Hat.
> I don't think RedHat support CentOS... ;)
>> Fedora is the bleeding edge, experimental, non production version.
> Where does it say "experimental" or "bleeding edge"? My copy of Fedora
> has only stable versions of software installed (Apache, PHP, MySQL,
> sendmail, etc).
>> So just to recap Fedora is Experimental and not intended for
>> production use, as defined by the people that made it, and that
>> gentleman is as you you might say "straight from the horses mouth".
>> The people that created it say its less stable and experimental *by
>> design*, that is its purpose in life.
> Do you have a reference for that?
> I can only find articles where Fedora people recommend Fedora for
> production use, e.g. from Fedora Project Leader, Max Spevack
> (http://interviews.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/08/17/177220) in
> August last year:
> "Anyone (Red Hat or non-Red Hat) who tells you that Fedora isn't
> suitable for a production server is wrong. If someone tells you that
> Fedora is "just a beta for RHEL", they too are wrong.
> Either the person is insufficiently informed about what Fedora is (and
> it's our job within Fedora to do that), or the person is purposefully
> misrepresenting Fedora and neglecting to tell the whole story, in
> which case it's our job within Fedora to call them out.
>> To use it in a production environment doing critical jobs is rather
>> less than wise.
> Not sure I agree with that. I've had no problems with it, even having
> upgraded releases with yum. It does have a shorter release cycle, but
> not as short as MailScanner does ;)
> Anyway, I've been very happy using Fedora on my servers for years, and
> will continue to do so. Others may decide to avoid it for things like
> CentOS, but I prefer to keep more up-to-date with the more recent
> stable releases of things!
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