Main Inclusion Report for Amavisd-new

The amavisd-new source package historically buildt two binaries, amavisd-new and amavisd-new-milter. Only the amavisd-new binary is needed in Main for the spec. Since the milter is considered unsupported by the Debian Maintainer, if this is otherwise approved, a new revision will be uploaded that builds only amavisd-new and not the milter. The milter unique build-dep and depends are not included.


  1. Availability:; available for all supported architectures.

  2. Rationale:

    • Selected at UDS Boston as part of the spec as a package to add to ubuntu-server for competitive reasons.

    • Amavisd-new is the upstream recommended approach for integrating anti-virus and spam filtering into Postfix and so bringing this into main gives a common, supported package for this (and also brings some helpful functionality of it's own).
  3. Security:

  4. Quality assurance:

    • In what situations does the package not work out of the box without configuration ? It requires integration with Postfix to be functional.
    • Does the package ask any debconf questions higher than priority 'medium' ?
    • Debian bugs: No showstoppers.

    • Maintenance in Debian is vigorous ?

    • Upstream is frenetic/vigorous/calm/dead ?

    • No Upstream bug tracker that's public.
    • Hardware: Does this package deal with hardware and if so how exotic is it ? None
  5. Standards compliance:

    • FHS, Debian Policy compliance ? Yes. Some minor binaries without manpages, but that's it.

    • Debian library packaging guide standards compliance ? N/A

    • Packaging system (debhelper/cdbs/dbs) ? debhelper Patch system ? dpatch Any packaging oddities ? The milter package will have to be stripped out, ensuring a large diff with Debian.
  6. Dependencies:

    • With the exception of libmilter-dev (which goes away when amavisd-new-milter is removed), the build-deps and depends are all now in Main.
  7. Background information:

    • What do upstream call this software ? amavisd-new Has it had different names in the past ? It derives from amavis and it's many spinoffs such as amavisd.


MIR bug:

Author: ScottKitterman

MainInclusionReportAmavisd-new (last edited 2008-08-06 16:28:03 by localhost)