Postfix version question
gerben.wierda at rna.nl
Thu Jan 2 15:57:15 UTC 2020
As I said, for postfix there is e experimental and there is ‘experimental’. While the name has ‘experimental’ in it, it is in fact production quality.
In this case, it seems that ‘experimental-production’ is the actually truly supported production quality version. I.e. a bugfix like this isn’t available for 3.4.8. It seems ‘stable’ means ‘frozen’ here and actually not supported.
I’ll ask Wietse about what he considers to be supported.
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> On 2 Jan 2020, at 16:09, Steven Smith <steve.t.smith at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ports should represent the latest supported release, not experimental releases.
> Especially ports like postfix and dovecot that expose services to the internet and are known attack vectors.
> I’d recommend to work upstream to get the experimental code vetted and integrated in an official release.
>> On Jan 2, 2020, at 05:50, Gerben Wierda <gerben.wierda at rna.nl> wrote:
>> The current postfix version in MacPorts is 3.4.8, the last official one.
>> However, on macOS, with its broken syslog environment, using postlog for logging is a nice option. The problem is that this doesn’t fully work because of a problem in postfix (something with opening log files after dropping privileges and such).
>> Wietse Venema (author of postfix) has created a patch for me, which I have tested and this works. As a result, the postfix setup with postlog now works and that is really useful on macOS.
>> But the patch is for Wietse’s ‘experimental’ version, in this case 3.5-20190922. Now, Wietse’s experimental releases are in fact normally production releases (he runs them on his own postfix.org server) so they are production quality. If they aren’t, he releases them as experimental-notforproduction.
>> So, I am tempted to update the postfix port with 3.5-20190922 with the patch and create a pull request. I am already running this in production and it works fine. I finally have all the logging back that I lost when Apple released High Sierra and its Server.app.
>> So, what do you think. Update the port to ‘production-experimental’ 3.5.20190922?
>> Gerben Wierda
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