SpamAssassin 2.50 Problems

Peter Nitschke email at
Tue Feb 25 17:14:38 GMT 2003

Juian, I used the SA RPM, is there a way for me to add this patch or modify
SA after the SA install?


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On 24/02/2003 at 5:34 PM Julian Field wrote:

>Okay, I am pretty sure it is fixed. It's a little bug in SpamAssassin
>it doesn't tidy up after itself properly, and leaves a file opened and
>locked that it should have closed and unlocked.
>Attached is a small SA2.50.patch file. Apply it like this
>         tar xzf Mail-SpamAssassin-2.50.tar.gz
>         patch -p0 < SA2.50.patch
>         cd Mail-SpamAssassin-2.50
>         perl Makefile.PL
>         make
>         make test # This step is optional, but a good idea
>         make install
>The patch is tiny, it only adds 2 lines (and 1 of those is a comment :-)
>I have been working on a RedHat machine that was suffering the problem,
>it works there, and I can see why it worked so hopefully it fixes it for
>I have already informed the SAtalk list about this fix, hopefully it will
>be included in 2.51.
>Julian Field
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