From: Scott Kitterman on
On Wednesday, July 07, 2010 15:13:00 Phil Howard wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 15:00, Scott Kitterman <postfix(a)> wrote:
> > On Wednesday, July 07, 2010 14:42:29 Phil Howard wrote:
> >> Ubuntu works reasonably OK with everything else I've used on it.
> >> Problem exist with Postfix on it. They've said to address it with
> >> Postfix. I personally think the specific problems are more of how
> >> Ubuntu handles Postfix poorly. One issue (which may be part of the
> >> problem) is the Postfix package in Ubuntu being an older one.
> >
> > No. It really doesn't. If you don't understand how to use your distro
> > package management system, you should seek help in a distro specific
> > venue.
> BTDT. They say it's not a distro specific issue. I don't know if I
> agree with them or not. But I am considering abandoning that distro.
> If Postfix people's experience was that the distro does not have such
> issues with Postfix, then it might be worthwhile pursuing that issue
> with them (the distro people) further. Quite possibly it is the
> person who makes the Postfix package not doing thing right with
> respect to either Postfix and/or Ubuntu.
> But I might also seek another distro. It has already been said here
> that I should run the latest version of Postfix. That would be
> compiling from source since the latest is not packaged in the distro.
> In general, that's not a problem. But it is to a certain degree a
> problem in some distros (and why this is, certainly is not a Postfix
> issue ... I have experienced the problem with other than Postfix).
> I'm just saying that so you know why I'm also looking away from Ubuntu
> (please do not assume I am asking you to fix those Ubuntu issues).
> How about simply, which distro various Postfix users are running?

Who is "They" and what exactly is the issue?

In addition to running a number of mail servers with Postfix on Ubuntu, I'm
also an Ubuntu developer and I can look into it.

Scott K