perl 5.6 needed?

Michael Chaney mdchaney at MICHAELCHANEY.COM
Fri May 10 22:57:38 IST 2002

On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 10:24:36PM +0200, Jos Lemmerling wrote:
> Hello list,
> I'm trying to install Mailscanner on an Debian Stable server, and i cannot
> install Perl 5.6.  Is Perl 5.6 really needed? Or can i use Perl
> 5.0 also (with all the broken dependecies, than)?
> It seems to be a problem with Debian; Perl could only be upgraded with a
> dist-upgrade(?).... I've read a post in the archive from Nick Phillips
> about the installation of MailScanner on a Debian Stable Box (installing
> libmime-perl and libio-stringy-perl), but i can't find out how to install
> Perl 5.6 . If it's needed, anyway...

I'm running mailscanner on a FreeBSD box with Perl 5.005, and it seems
to be doing great, catching viruses and catching spam, no problem.
Should I upgrade to 5.6?

Michael Darrin Chaney
mdchaney at

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