On 01/04/2013 11:53 AM, Ned Slider wrote: > On 04/01/13 15:59, Robert Moskowitz wrote: >> In http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Amavisd >> >> there is a recommendation to NOT use the version that comes with Centos >> 6.3, but to get the more current version from RPMForge. >> >> Is this the 'correct' thing to do on a Centos-based mail server? >> >> > There is no "correct" thing to do or not to do - it's simply a > recommendation (BTW, I wrote the guide). > > It's a recommendation based on the fact that Red Hat can be slow to > update the SpamAssassin package so the version in rpmforge is invariably > more likely to be current. > > Take now as an example, the distro version is 3.3.1 and rpmforge has the > current 3.3.2 version in their extras repository. The changelog shows SA > was updated to 3.2.2 on Wed Jun 22 2011 by rpmforge so at this point in > time upstream (Red Hat) is at least 18 months behind. > > Based on the above information, hopefully you can make an informed > choice that is right for you. > > Hope that helps. I have been looking at the same issue WRT Postfix. There the differences are probably greater between what is available in source and what is in 6.3. But I need to resist going with source building, as then I have to spend more time than I have staying up with fixes. I want an RPM repo to fit into the YUM process. I guess I need some good information on what is reasonable to replace and how to initially build a system via kickstart with the 'best' rpms. BTW, I have started this effort following: http://www.campworld.net/thewiki/pmwiki.php/LinuxServersCentOS/Cent6VirtMailServer Correcting things as I go.