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any major reasons to have newer postfix?

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  • D G Teed
    Usually I prefer to work within the package management provided by a distro, or some repository collection. It can provide timely security updates and you can
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 6, 2010
      Usually I prefer to work within the package management provided
      by a distro, or some repository collection. It can provide timely
      security updates and you can have some confidence that all
      of the updates coming at once are tested to work together.

      I avoided the default Postfix from Redhat years ago and put in
      postfix 2.4.6 built from source. That version is still newer than Redhat's
      2.3.3 RPM, four years after the install! In the meantime, Debian
      provide 2.5.5 currently.

      If I needed a very good reason to not use Redhat's postfix,
      is there a major feature or issue (or two) that comes to mind?
    • Ned Slider
      ... No MySQL table lookup support in the Red Hat package: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=293251 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=502412
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 6, 2010
        On 06/10/10 18:16, D G Teed wrote:
        > Usually I prefer to work within the package management provided
        > by a distro, or some repository collection. It can provide timely
        > security updates and you can have some confidence that all
        > of the updates coming at once are tested to work together.
        >
        > I avoided the default Postfix from Redhat years ago and put in
        > postfix 2.4.6 built from source. That version is still newer than Redhat's
        > 2.3.3 RPM, four years after the install! In the meantime, Debian
        > provide 2.5.5 currently.
        >
        > If I needed a very good reason to not use Redhat's postfix,
        > is there a major feature or issue (or two) that comes to mind?
        >

        No MySQL table lookup support in the Red Hat package:

        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=293251
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=502412

        Although CentOS do provide an otherwise identical package with this
        feature enabled in their CentOSPlus repository.

        Not necessarily a reason to use a newer version of postfix, but it might
        be a reason not to use the Red Hat package.
      • Jeroen Geilman
        ... 2.4.6 won t have sqlite support or postscreen, but read the release notes on the main postfix site for exact details - we don t know what you consider
        Message 3 of 3 , Oct 6, 2010
          On 10/06/2010 07:16 PM, D G Teed wrote:
          > Usually I prefer to work within the package management provided
          > by a distro, or some repository collection. It can provide timely
          > security updates and you can have some confidence that all
          > of the updates coming at once are tested to work together.
          >
          > I avoided the default Postfix from Redhat years ago and put in
          > postfix 2.4.6 built from source. That version is still newer than Redhat's
          > 2.3.3 RPM, four years after the install! In the meantime, Debian
          > provide 2.5.5 currently.
          >
          > If I needed a very good reason to not use Redhat's postfix,
          > is there a major feature or issue (or two) that comes to mind?
          >

          2.4.6 won't have sqlite support or postscreen, but read the release
          notes on the main postfix site for exact details - we don't know what
          you consider significant.

          --
          J.
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