[Bug 824] Courier-0.51.0

Archaic archaic at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Jul 30 17:16:25 PDT 2005

On Fri, Jul 29, 2005 at 10:21:28PM -0600, blfs-bugs at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
> ------- Additional Comments From bdubbs at linuxfromscratch.org  2005-07-29 22:21 -------
> This is a very problematic package and there seems to be little interest from
> users or editors.  Reopen when someone interested develops the proper
> instructions for inclusion in the book.

If there is no interest in the server, would just the IMAP side (the
only thing I have interest in and do use) be something people would like
to see? My only concern is that I generally do my own thing with
packages, so finding the time to develop 2 sets of instructions is not
very easy. Case in point is postfix. I have been keeping up to date with
it lately as I am prepping a new mail server, but it's not the same as
the current book procedure.

Another problem is that I generally don't update my own server or
desktop software very often unless there is a vulnerability or some
other bug fix that impacts me, so that would affect how often I could
commit myself to keeping a package up to snuff for the "latest and
greatest" crowd. I used to build everything new all the time, but those
days are long gone in favor of practical time management.

Similar to this are things like spam assassin, which can be a pain
unless you aren't overly particular. It would be nice to see that in the
book. I have researched and installed ~37 perl modules in the last
couple of weeks (about 5 of them I was able to use Randy's research for
- thanks, Randy!) all for the support of SA, amavisd-new, and other perl
atrocities and while my installation of such isn't overly specialized,
my configuration of it is and I do not have the time to research and
test general configuration aspects when what I need has to suit a
particular, non-general configuration. So I keep my info to myself lest
another package gets included into the already large list of packages
and I end up not being able to keep up with it (which will most likely
be the case).

I really miss the days when I worked 4-5 hours a day 5 days a week... :(


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