[OpenIndiana-discuss] OpenIndiana-discuss Digest, Vol 3, Issue 63

Gary Gendel gary at genashor.com
Mon Oct 25 12:30:11 UTC 2010

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> From: "Joachim Pihl"<joachim.pihl at sensordevelopments.com>
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> Subject: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Package repositories?
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> Morning, all!
> I installed OpenIndiana a few weeks ago on my home file server, as a
> replacement for an old version of Solaris Community Edition after a bad
> case of on-disk corruption. I figure it is time to set up an MTA and all
> the associated bits + fetchmail.
> There are a few different Postfix and Dovecot packages floating around the
> net. The problem is telling which package is going to be maintained. Is
> the Blastwave repository actively maintained, and actually usable? Will
> the OpenIndiana project eventually include packages like the above?
Blastwave seems to be maintained adequately.  The only problem I find 
with Blastwave is that it requires the world to be brought in, 
duplicating libraries already available as native packages to 
/opt/csw/.  If that doesn't bother you then blastwave will work fine.  
My hope is that people (maybe you?) will step up to the plate and 
provide missing spec files for wanted programs and that they become part 
of the OpenIndiana native package set.  There seems to be a discussion 
at what the format for those packages will be for OpenIndiana which is 
why I suggest doing the spec file route.   I wouldn't think postfix 
would have much problem in building on OpenIndiana, with a little work 
I'm sure the svc files could be implemented to make it complete.

That said, I personally use a customized version of qmail (is there 
anyone using a vanilla installation any more?) that uses spamdyke as a 
front end.  If I didn't have such a huge investment in the spam handling 
infrastructure that I integrated into qmail, I would problem start fresh 
with something like postfix.  Then again, qmail has been working 
flawlessly for me more than 20 years.

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