[Mimedefang] Linux distributions

Lucas Albers admin at cs.montana.edu
Thu Nov 6 21:03:29 EST 2003

> This assumes you're willing to live with the version in the Debian
> release you're running;  if you're running a production server you
> probably don't want to go testing or unstable- which means, at the
> moment, that you get mimedefang-2.16 IIRC.  :/
> On the other hand, it *is* an easier system for handling dependencies-
> and if you really want to, you can (relatively) easily pull current
> versions into stable from testing or unstable by either backporting
> source or apt pinning (something I have to investigate).
> -kgd
In regards to apt for redhat, you will encounter dependency problems if
you mix and match repositories.
Redhat apt rpm packages usually do not include all the extra patches
debian includes in their deb files.

While it might improve, currently only debian just works more of the time.
IMHPO (In my humble prejudiced opinion.)

While mildly related to mimedefang, to pin package in debian see below.
edit the /etc/apt/preferences file.

This makes it so it will use stable/testing/unstable, and put them in that
preferential order.

more /etc/apt/preferences

Package: *
Pin: release a=stable
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 650

Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 600

I don't mind using testing debian packages cause testing is stable imo,
and mimedefang 2.3x works...

<ot rant mode on>
I've never had a debian system crash on me.
But I have pulled an ear off trying to get the system installed and detect
all the hardware, and configure raid,etc.
</ot rand mode off>


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