on 8 Oct 2000 13:14:14 +0200, Brad Knowles <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> responded:
+ At 7:02 AM +0000 2000/10/8, attila! wrote:
+ > (a) pick a directory and 'tar -zxf snapshot-20000531.tar.gz'
+ > (b) 'cd snapshot-20000531'
+ Three things:
+ 1. You don't tell people where to get the postfix software.
+ Start with <http://www.postfix.org/ftp-sites.html>, and
+ select a mirror site close to you.
True, I did not; thanx for pointing that out! I already had
the code, both from the 'ports' version which did not install
correctly, and one I had pulled down. A selection (more at
+ 2. You mention the use of snapshots, but this is not
+ recommended practice for sites new to postfix. Instead,
+ start with the most recent "release" version, e.g.,
+ According to Wietse, the "snapshot" versions are:
+ Work-in-progress code, subject to change, needs
+ testing before it can become an official release.
+ However, these versions are what he runs on his own
+ systems, so it's probably better than the official
+ "production" release version of code from most anyone
I look at 'snapshots' philosophically; if I willingly track
FreeBSD-5.0-current, I am obviously accustomed to the risks
As I mentioned, FreeBSD-current has 'snapshot-20000531'
available in both the 'pkg' and 'ports' libraries. Most
sites that I am aware of are using the snapshot-50000531
release, and as you point out, Wietse uses it on his
site(s), which is more than enough of a recommendation from
20000531 also represents a major 'cut-point'.
20001001 is the most current which Wietse is now running and
stating that it is 'production quality'. Obviously, I will
port 20001001 this afternoon!
on Sun, 8 Oct 2000 22:10:33 +0200, Brad Knowles <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> responded:
= on 2:31 PM -0500 2000/10/8, Will Andrews <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
= > Heh.. Wietse uses so-called ``experimental'' Postfix on his systems.
= > And there are *LOTS* of people who think that whatever Wietse runs is
= > good enough for them.. so this statement had better be hased on personal
= > experience about the actual stability of ``experimental''.
= I quoted directly from the postfix web page, when I said that the
= snapshot versions are:
= Work-in-progress code, subject to change, needs testing before
= it can become an official release.
= I've been involved with postfix since long before it became known
= by this name, and all during that process, the recommended version
= that people are encouraged to run is the latest "official release"
= Myself, I run the next-to-latest snapshot version on our
= production systems, but you'd better be prepared to deal with any
= problems that may occur if you want to do the same. Otherwise, you
= shouldn't be running a snapshot version.
not only good advice, but mandatory... however, I may be a
little crazier as I will port the _latest_ version this
afternoon! Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
on 8 Oct 2000 13:14:14 +0200, Brad Knowles <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> responded: (cont)
+ 3. [re: non-standard dbm libraries and MAKEAS]
+ Berkeley db 2.7.7 (built with "../dist/configure
+ --enable-compat185", because postfix uses only the db 1.85
Why not consider the use of the mysql interface which
provides dynamic aliasing?
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