Re installing Spamassassin.

Howard Robinson howard at
Wed Jul 2 12:38:56 IST 2003

On 11 Apr 03, at 9:58, Julian Field wrote:
Hello List
I am installing SpamAssassin 2.55 using the instructions mailed to
the list some time ago (see below).
I got as far as Makefile.PL and that ran with no errors.
Its the next bit that is confusing me - the make make test make
install. What does this mean?
Is it literally running make
then make test
then make install?
If so do these commands have to be run directly after running
Makefile.PL ?


> rpm -e perl-Mail-SpamAssassin
> Then download the .tar.gz file
> tar xzf Mail-SpamAssassin-2.53.tar.gz
> cd Mail-SpamAssassin-2.53
> perl Makefile.PL
> Then make sure you have the pre-requisites installed (the previous command
> will warn you if you don't) make make test make install


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