yum upgrade trouble
steve at fsl.com
Tue Aug 19 15:07:44 IST 2008
JC Putter wrote:
> Why pay for something that is already "free-beer" and easy to deploy?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Tom G.
> Sent: 19 August 2008 09:06 AM
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: yum upgrade trouble
> Stephen Swaney wrote:
>> We'll shortly be announcing a version of MailScanner with all related
>> applications that is completely rpm based using our own yum
>> repositories. MailScanner, SpamAssassin, Razor ClamAV, DCC and Bayes
>> (using Postgres) will all be installed on CentOS 5 / RH 5 simply by
>> yum -y groupinstall MailScannerGold
>> Best of all of the Perl Packages and all of their dependencies are
>> separated from the system libraries. This allows MailScanner and the
>> related applications as well as the system itself to be safely updated
>> by simply running;
>> yum -y update
>> Now more Perl conflicts since our schema eliminates all of the Perl
>> related problems.
>> This will be a subscription based service with IP based secure keys
>> required to access the repositories. Along with access to the
>> repositories, subscribers will receive reduced support hourly rates.
>> It will be available for testing very shortly. What do you think?
> Technically I like it, we shall see about the pricing though.
> Will the src.rpms be available to all or only to customers?
The distribution will be based on the rpms in a yum groupinstall package
and only available for Red Hat 5.x and CentOS 5.x. It's relatively easy
to migrate MailScanner from any OS to the MailScannerGold package since
the full install of the operating system and all MailScanner related
applications take about an hour and most of that time is unattended.
After that its just a matter of moving configuration files.
We're trying to price this service so that it's attractive based on the
fact that it's less expensive to subscribe than paying for the time it
would take a system admin to keep the MailScanner system fully up to
date. That way it's your choice on what is the most cost effective way
to keep your systems up to date. And MailScanner of course, will always
be a free open source application.
We are working to have the announcement of the service with full details
and pricing ready in a week or two.
steve at fsl.com
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