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Old 04-14-2007, 07:37 AM   #1
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dovecot .99 or 1

I'm still new to rpm's, as I've grown up around deb's and apt-get!

I'm running centos 4.4 and was wondering how i could go about my latest dilema.

In the centos4.4 repo's they only contain dovecot .99. I'm after 1.0 as there is little documentation out there about .99 and I'm having too much trouble getting it started using mysql as authdb. I have downloaded the rpm for 1.0 and it has a whole bunch of dependicies such as glibc, and some other very core packages...

The trouble is, if I install and there are some backwards compatibality issues, I'm going to be pretty much in trouble. The server is around 35000km's away from where I'm sitting, so I can't easily reinstall if I break things...

What should I do?
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do you really think there's going to be any real difference between v0.99 and v1.0? in fact there's likely to literally be zero difference as it should only be bug fixes between version numbers like that.

either way, you can install the el4 versions at without any conflicts at all. you would proabbly want to add atrpms as a yum repo.
Old 04-14-2007, 08:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response... I was up all night with this one, and found the answer was yes. Theres a whole heap of differences. I think they need to rethink their versioning. The config file has changed a lot and all of the SQL configs are completely different!

Thanks for the post to ATrpms! I got 1rc off that, installed without any trouble and it worked in no time!
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Why do they need to rethink the versioning? This is the first release for yonks and it's gone from version 0.99.xx to 1.0.0, and the upgrade notes on the dovecot site explicitly say that you'll need a new config etc

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