[Mailman-Users] Mailman and Debian

Nigel Metheringham Nigel.Metheringham at dev.InTechnology.co.uk
Wed Oct 29 16:35:01 CET 2003

On Tue, 2003-10-28 at 17:54, Pascal Blanchette wrote:
> I was wondering if there was a reason why the only Mailman version available
> as a stable debian package is version 2.0.11?

Debian has a strange terminology.  They tend to use "stable" where other
people would use "obsolete".

Many of the packages in stable are substantially ancient - exim for
example is an exim 3 version despite exim4 having been around for nearly
2 years.  When debian get round to releasing a new release then stable
will become less obsolete.

> Version 2.1.3 is marked as unstable. Is the new version still in beta or is
> it ready to be deployed on a production site. In other words, would you
> recommend upgrading from 2.0.11 to 2.1.3 on a production site that uses
> mailman extensibly?

On a new site use 2.1.x.  I don't know if debian Mailman packages are
reliable, but I tend to always build Mailman from source on the boxes
themselves - pretty much the only package I do this with.

[ Nigel Metheringham           Nigel.Metheringham at InTechnology.co.uk ]
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