[Dovecot] OT: Distrowars - WAS: Re: seeking advice: dovecot versions; mailbox formats.
schut at sarvision.nl
Thu Mar 8 15:53:54 EET 2012
On 03/08/2012 01:03 PM, Charles Marcus wrote:
> On 2012-03-08 4:56 AM, Vincent Schut <schut at sarvision.nl> wrote:
>> The old server was running gentoo linux (which is mainly the culprit of
>> the old dovecot version: gentoo was too much trouble to keep updating);
> Please stop with the FUD...
> I've been running gentoo for 8+ years, and it is a *breeze* to keep
> updated, *especially* long term (since it is a 'rolling release' type of
Right. I should've known I shouln't mention anyone's favourite distro... :-)
Hey, listen, sorry I offended you... its really nothing I have against
gentoo, I'm sorry it might have sounded like that. It's just that I
appeared not to have the time and energy to do regular updates, and when
I tried to update something some months later, I had problems which I
had no time and energy to start solving. Thus I decided a rolling distro
was no good combination for my server and me. Which is why I will switch
to a less rolling distro. That's really all there is to say about.
I do still have a rolling distro which-will-not-be-named on my desktop,
which I can and do update often and easy.
> Yes, it actually does require some minimum amount of attention from the
> admin, like, say, once per week or once per month updates - buy so
> should *any* system... and yes, it does require a little more
> willingness to learn and 'get your hands dirty' (especially for the
> installation), but it is well worth it.
Yes, I have learned lots from some years with gentoo. No bad feelings.
Just bad combo this time.
> Oh - and Portage rocks... :)
Well, yes, so does granite. Or iron maiden. Or whatever. As long as you
like it :-)
But maybe you also have something useful to say on the questions I *did*
ask? About dovecot versions, and/or maildir vs. dbox for example? As the
subject said, I was seeking advice, not rant nor war...
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