FreeBSD Easy installation

Mikael Syska mikael at
Wed Jan 30 18:33:10 GMT 2008

Hi all most name brother.

I use the FreeBSD port and all the dependencies from there ... and I 
have no problem what so ever ... only thing is that the person ( Can 
remember his name, but his German ), only updates the port once in a 
while ... so you can't run the newest all the time unless you use the 
source and compile it yourself. But this is the only thing(which aint a 
bad ting), because you are also sure its tested before you actually use 
it ...

I run a freebsd 7.0-current system, scanning about 40k mails per day ... 
with only one problem. Once every 2-3 month it just stop scanning mails, 
and we have to restart the process. I have created a little shell script 
to look at the queue size,  if its over 1000, its restarts the scanner.

Go for the ports, I think its the best :-) thumps up from here ...

best regards
Mikael Syska

Michael McGovern wrote:
> Hi all, this is my first mail list post so I hope I am doing this right.
> I have installed MailScanner many times on FreeBSD but am by no means 
> a guru of either. My question is rather than installing SA, clamAV, 
> and all the rest of the ports manually before installing MS is there 
> any reason not to just install FreeBSD, pull my ports and sources down 
> and then install MailScanner from the FreeBSD port letting it install 
> the dependencies? I tried it in a test VM and it seems to work just 
> fine. I just want to know if there is a reason I should not do it that 
> way.
> Mike

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