SpamAssassin 2.50 Problems

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Feb 25 17:48:18 GMT 2003

At 17:14 25/02/2003, you wrote:
>Juian, I used the SA RPM, is there a way for me to add this patch or modify
>SA after the SA install?

Yes. You need to find the file in your Perl installation.
Say your perl libraries start at /usr/lib/perl5 then
         find /usr/lib/perl5 -name '*PerMsgStatus*' -print
will show you the path to the file. Then just do
         patch < SA2.50.patch
and it will ask you the name of the file to patch. Type in the path that
the "find" command gave you.
Then just restart MailScanner (having enabled "Use SpamAssassin" of course!).

>*********** REPLY SEPARATOR  ***********
>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
> >where
> >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
> >everyone.
> >
> >I have already informed the SAtalk list about this fix, hopefully it will
> >be included in 2.51.
> >--
> >Julian Field
> >
> >MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

Julian Field
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