Upgrade due to CentOS 5 EOL

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Apr 13 12:21:28 CEST 2017

On 04/13/2017 06:13 AM, Tilman Schmidt wrote:
> Please, not another systemd flamewar.

Amavis-new (and clamd) worked with Centos 7 and systemd out-of-the-box.  
No special assistance needed.  Firewall rules in firewall-cmd are easy 
to do.  No flames need apply.

> It's offtopic here anyway. Same for SELinux.

I needed a couple pieces of SELinux rules for other services, like 
Dovecot and Roundcubemail.  Since I did those before Amavis, I can't 
tell if amavis needs any SELinux help, but it is working for me with 
SELinux enforcing.

Any needed SELinux rules would be ontopic.  Enough said on the subject.

> On 13.04.2017 12:08, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> On 04/13/2017 01:20 AM, Matthias Weigel wrote:
>>> If you move from Centos5 to Centos7, you save yourself one upgrade.
>>> BUT:
>>> Centos7 uses systemd. That can be a huge PITA.
>>> So, if you never used Centos7 before and are in a hurry, go to Centos6.
>>> If you already know Centos7, go there.
>> systemd has not been a PITA for me.  Basic services work out of the
>> box.  Just a few new commands to learn.  Unless the OP is using VMs, and
>> only that to some extent do you really have to deal with it.
>> SELinux can be a bigger challenge to learn what the magic incantation is
>> for a specific usage.
>>> Am 13.04.2017 um 03:53 schrieb Curtis:
>>>> Good evening all
>>>> We have been running Postfix/Cyrus/Amavis on CentOS for over 10 years.
>>>> Now we are faced with upgrading from CentOS 5 due to EOL.  Choices
>>>> are CentOS 6 and 7.  Comments as to best choice would be greatly
>>>> appreciated.
>>>> Sent from Curtis E. Falany's iPhone, 813-716-2582.

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