Problem with the version 4.46.2

James Gray james at
Thu Feb 21 22:58:30 GMT 2008

On 22/02/2008, at 8:35 AM, Julian Field wrote:
> Anthony Cartmell wrote:
>>> Unfortunately the Debian maintainers have the view that  
>>> MailScanner is
>>> "unstable" as I produce releases too frequently for them.
>> That reminds me of a long discussion we had, a few months ago,  
>> about frequently-released operating systems and whether their  
>> release schedule made them "unstable"...
>> FWIW (not much) I love MailScanner's release schedule :)
> Thank you :-)
> Would you really prefer to have to wait a year before feature  
> requests were implemented, just to keep some "distorted" Debian  
> admins  happy?

I don't have any "pure" Debian systems running but I have a number of  
Ubuntu server installs I can play with.  Most are running Ubuntu  
6.06LTS (aka. "Dapper").  I'd be willing to investigate the whole  
packaging so that it plays nice with Debian/Ubuntu's little quirks.

Just a few questions:
- Did you want to bundle SpamAssassin and ClamAV too?
- Do we need to use your Perl modules or can we use the distribution  
- I was thinking maybe making separate packages for all of this (MS,  
SA, Clam and Perl mods), then putting it all up in a single repo -  
what do other people think?

No time frames/promises...I've got to sit down and figure out the best  
way to achieve this without borking the base packages etc.  This is  
just something that's bugged me for ages and after reading this  
thread, it's piqued my interest (again!).



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