[CentOS] How current are packages?

Wed Jul 7 23:40:43 UTC 2010
Matthew Valentino <astrochase at gmail.com>

Thank you for the super fast responses and for the push in the right

On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 12:31 AM, Kevin Krieser <k_krieser at sbcglobal.net>wrote:

> On Jul 7, 2010, at 6:10 PM, Matthew Valentino 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,
> During the support time of the OS, security updates will be made.  If not
> by the package maintainer, then by the upstream Linux vendor.
> Sometimes, it is by backporting fixes.  Sometimes (Firefox for example), an
> upgrade to a more current version will be made.
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