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Old 08-21-2014, 09:23 AM   #1
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Which version of alpine do I install on RHEL 5.5.56?

I'd like to install alpine as a mail reader, so I can get mail from cron jobs. I do not have the need to read mail from outside the machine or send mail outside the machine.

But I'm concerned that installing a newer version of alpine will hose some mission critical software somehow.

Any ideas?
  1. If I install via yum and the RHEL5 repos, will I be ok? The RHEL5 repos are the only ones configured on my machine at the moment.
  2. I searched for 'email' using yum and didn't find any email readers. Only MTAs and related utils.
  3. All I need is a text GUI, not a graphical GUI.

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Old 08-21-2014, 01:39 PM   #2
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you are paying redhat a lot of cash $$$ to keep this older rhel5 install at the very old 5.5 ( the current in the 5 series is 5.10 - 3 years newer than 5.5 )

you might want to use the support from redhat that you are paying EXTRA for
Old 08-22-2014, 05:08 AM   #3
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We are not paying Redhat a dime since another vendor installed this system with their own software on top of it. The vendor has to test their software with a specific OS config extensively. So they vendor just doesn't upgrade us for any reason.


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