Use Ubuntu 8.04 LTS as a MTA gateway

Peter Sørensen maspsr at
Thu Jun 4 12:29:01 UTC 2009

Thanks for the reply.

I am aware of the reasons to avoid compiling software but in between
you have to do this when trying to put several pieces together.

Currently I have the problem with Sophie which is a IN-Memory email
virus-scanner based on Sophos IDE files. This is'nt supplied as
a package so I need to compile/link this ( sophos is payable software )

This is working on a 9.04 ( with gcc4.3.3 ) but not on 8.04 lts (gcc 4.2.4 )

Someone suggested to use 8.04 lts due to drivers for specifick hardware.
I will try 9.04 on the same hardware and see if this is a problem.

best regards

Peter Sorensen

-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-users-bounces at [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Karl F. Larsen
Sent: 4. juni 2009 14:17
To: Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions
Subject: Re: Use Ubuntu 8.04 LTS as a MTA gateway

Peter Sørensen wrote:
> Hi,
> I am quite new to this list and trying to figure out where to put questions
> related to setting up a Mail Gateway server based on postfix, amavisd-new, sophie, clam...
    The only thing I see that I know about is postfix which I'm sure you 
can get through a apt-get install postfix call.
> We've been running this service on a redhat RHEL platform until now but would like 
> to change, primarily because updates on the RHEL is'nt good - often forcing us to compile
> all software from source.
    Compiling a new software for your computer used to be the way it was 
done. But it was not good because often you are short a lib file or 
something and finding that can be hard.

    For most things on Ubuntu you can get them and they also bring all 
the other things needed to run the software.
> What I've seen so far - the update mechanism is quite good in Ubuntu. The packages are quite
> knew so this seems fairly OK.
> I've already put a question concerning the gcc 4.2.4 compiler/linker but
> ain't sure this is the right place to put it.
    Here is what is on the Ubuntu version 9.04:

Using built-in specs.
Target: i486-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure -v --with-pkgversion='Ubuntu 
4.3.3-5ubuntu4' --with-bugurl=file:///usr/share/doc/gcc-4.3/README.Bugs 
--enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --prefix=/usr 
--enable-shared --with-system-zlib --libexecdir=/usr/lib 
--without-included-gettext --enable-threads=posix --enable-nls 
--with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.3 --program-suffix=-4.3 
--enable-clocale=gnu --enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-objc-gc 
--enable-mpfr --enable-targets=all --with-tune=generic 
--enable-checking=release --build=i486-linux-gnu --host=i486-linux-gnu 
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4)

    So gcc is quite a bit newer than you want.
> Can anyone shed some light on this ?
> Best regards
> Peter Sorensen
> University of Southern Denmark/email:maspsr at				
> Karl Larsen Retired EE and son of Frode Larsen from Slangerup DK.



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