[CentOS] How current are packages?

Wed Jul 7 23:27:08 UTC 2010
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 4:10 PM, Matthew Valentino <astrochase at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm relatively new to CentOS. I ordered a VPS and requested CentOS 5.5. As I
> was installing packages, I noticed that some of the versions are pretty old
> - for example, Postfix is v 2.3 in the repo (and, according to Postfix's
> website - no longer mainted). Is this a security risk as the current version
> is 2.7.1?
> Building and compiling Postfix from source seems to cause additional
> problems with yum, so I'm not sure what to do other than perhaps switch to
> something like Fedora. Perhaps there's a third-party repo with updated
> packages that I haven't found?
> Thanks,
> Matt

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