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Re: proposed package removal: mail/dovecot (1.2.17)

On 6 April 2017 at 06:28, John Nemeth <> wrote:
> On Apr 5,  8:37pm, Greg Troxel wrote:
> }
> } My impression is that pretty much everyone using dovecot runs
> } mail/dovecot2 which is now at 2.2.28, and that this has been true for a
> } very long time.
> }
> } mail/dovecot is at 1.2.17, and was updated to that version on
> } 2011-05-13.  About a month later the sieve version was updated.  The
> } only real change since then was a CVE remediation patch on 2015-01-23.
> } Plus revbumps, SMF fixes, and other minor maintenance that does indicate
> } that upstream is paying attention or that there are real users.
> }
> } Is anyone using it?  Could you explain why?  Would anybody object to
>      I use it.  A big reason is becaus of its simplicity.  dovecot2
> is a beast with a huge amount of functionality, none of which I
> need.  It also has a completely different way of being configured,
> which means that there would be significant effort in changing.
> } removing the package?  Please feel free to object/explain in private
>      It would be rather annoying.

Would a possible option be to rename mail/dovecot to mail/dovecot1 -
it means a little one time disruption for the smaller number of
dovecot1 users, but achieves the main goal of avoiding people picking
dovecot1 by accident...

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