SpamAssassin 2.30

Julian Field jkf at
Sat Jun 15 13:53:36 IST 2002

A new SpamAssassin has just been released. You can download it from

Installing 2.30 was a bit messier than it should have been. You need to
install Time-HiRes from CPAN first
        perl -MCPAN -e shell
        install Time-HiRes (or was it Time::HiRes?)
and if you are using gcc on Solaris then you'll need to remove all the
"-xO3 -xdepend" from all the Makefiles as you go.

make test
And it couldn't start spamd even when I tried shutting down MailScanner
first, so I don't know what's wrong there. You can skip the spamd tests by
        cd t
        rm spamd*
        cd ..
before you "make test". You can quite safely skip spamd altogether as
MailScanner doesn't use it anyway.

In Use
And SpamAssassin keeps spitting out "sh: dccproc: not found" errors as I
don't have the DCC system installed. But according to the SpamAssassin
README, it's optional anyway. I suspect these can be stopped by adding
        score DCC_CHECK 0.0
to the spam.assassin.prefs.conf file.

The good news is that once I got it installed happily, it seems to be
working just fine.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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