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Bug 679566 - mail-filter/policyd-1.82-r1 : massively outdated
Summary: mail-filter/policyd-1.82-r1 : massively outdated
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 231568
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-03-06 01:46 UTC by Phil Stracchino (Unix Ronin)
Modified: 2019-03-06 09:46 UTC (History)
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Description Phil Stracchino (Unix Ronin) 2019-03-06 01:46:00 UTC
In brief:  v1.82 of policyd is MASSIVELY outdated and its README file states that it has never been tested against a MySQL release newer than 4.x.  That was probably over 20 years ago.  The listed upstream site,, now redirects to, which appears to indicate that the current release is v2.0.14, and that *that* release dates from 2013.

On the basis of this and a quick look at the database schemas, this package is at best hopelessly antiquated, at worst possibly actively harmful, probably completely incompatible with any remotely supported MySQL branch, and should be either rebased on a current version, or masked.
Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2019-03-06 09:46:34 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 231568 ***