[users] MailScanner request

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Thu May 24 20:00:57 CEST 2007


On Thu, 24 May 2007, Hugo van der Kooij wrote:

> On Thu, 24 May 2007, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> > Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
> > >  On Thu, 24 May 2007, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> > > >  Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
> > > > > > >  The MailScanner software
> > > > > > >  (http://www.mailscanner.info/downloads.html) is
> > > > > > >  not yet on rpmforge.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > >  The author of that app has specifically asked for packagers to not
> > > > > >  include it in any repository.
> > > > > 
> > > > >  Was that recently? I brought the issue up on the MailScanner
> > > > >  mailinglist
> > > > >  this week and did not get any response anywehere near your statement.
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > >  Julian is often active in the Mailscanner channel on irc.freenode.net -
> > > >  you might want to ask him there directly perhaps. I've chased this with
> > > >  him a lot a few years back, and then finally gave up early last year (
> > > >  I
> > > >  know its been a while, but his stance seemed unchanging ).
> > > > 
> > > >  Essentially, his interest is in tracking usage and download
> > > >  destinations
> > > >  etc, more than anything else.
> > >
> > >  Then why not just help him out and help him set up a repository. I will
> > >  throw up a bone and see if Julian bites.
> >
> > Have been down that route a few times as well - but that creates further
> > interesting issues - since he bundles a fair few perl sources into the
> > tarball, and have you seen the scripts in the mailscanner rpm :)
> 
> Well I added rpmforge to my clean Centos install and just used yum install to
> install the listed perl packages from there. Only perl-Filesys-Df was not in
> the repository at that time.
> 
> I installed mailscanner manually from local disk and that was it.
> 
> And to make things more interresting. When I suggest Jules to build a
> repository for mailscanner and take the other bits from rpmforge his explicit
> response was "Tell me more".
> 
> It was also suggested to let rpmforge handle the mailscanner package itself as
> well. So let us see where we end up with.

You can count on my participation to review the current installation 
process and give hints to what would require an improvement to ease the 
installation and packaging process.

Any pointers where to start ?

Kind regards,
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[all I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power]



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