Ubuntu Support

Robert Lopez rlopezcnm at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 15:59:41 GMT 2010

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 6:12 PM, Richard Potter <rpotter at rpcs.net> wrote:
> On Thu, March 4, 2010 11:54 am, Robert Lopez wrote:
>> "Canonical does not provide updates for mailscanner. Some updates may
>> be provided by the Ubuntu community."
>> It works very well on Ubuntu using the default release.
>> I also work in an environment where policies set by others demand only
>> package upgrades on long term stable releases.
>> At this site, MailScanner on Ubuntu may be ancient by MailScanner
>> standards (due to Debian and Ubuntu support by the way, not due to
>> MailScanner support for Ubuntu) but we are all very happy with it.
>> We do do one thing different. We use postfix instead of exim. So we
>> had to install MailScanner, remove Exim, then install Postfix. That
>> may need to be repeated if there is ever an upgrade for MailScanner
>> available.
> If long term stable releases are important, and MailScanner is important
> your enviroment, why not run RHEL, Centos or Oracle Enterprise linux?
> MailScanner is built/designed around those.
> I am a Ubuntu fan, running it on my desktop and file/nfs servers where up
> to date hardware support is important. But for good old fashioned uptime
> important mail servers, I run Centos.

I absolutely agree with you!
In my situation I do not make all decisions.
I am not a Ubuntu fan.

Yes you are correct, however JC Putter (the original poster)  should
know a reliable MailScanner system is possible if they choose (or
must) use Ubuntu.

Robert Lopez
Unix Systems Administrator
Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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