Spamassassin not working except when called manually. Perl problem ?

Mike Kercher mike at CAMAROSS.NET
Thu Jul 31 22:11:30 IST 2003

I'd do:

rpm -qa |grep perl

And then remove the perl version you don't want.  Be careful
may break something if it is pointed to /usr/bin/perl and that perl gets


-----Original Message-----
From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf
Of Denis Croombs
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 3:57 PM
Subject: Spamassassin not working except when called manually. Perl problem

I have been asked to look at a RedHat 7.3 Mail server for someone that is
using Mailscanner 4.22-5, Spamassassin 2.55, with DCC & the Bayers is loaded
with over 4000 spams, but the only entry in the processed mail header is
normally that the mail has been blacklisted or
like:-X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: not spam, SpamAssassin (score=0, required
5.0,  USER_AGENT_PINE) If I run the spamassassin -D <input_file it does a
DCC & bayers check & gives the mail a score of over 14 ! I have also done a
spamassassin -D -lint and double checked that both the DCC & bayers are
listed OK. The only thing I can find that is wrong is that there are 2
copies of perl installed,
1)    in /usr/lib/perl5/5.6.0/
2)    in /usr/local/lib/perl6/5.8.0/

The spamassassin appears to be installed into the second one.
I believe I need to get rid of the second copy of perl but do not know how
to do that.

I have 2 questions,
1)    Am I correct in believing the problem relates to the 2 copies of perl
2)    How do I remove the second copy of perl ?



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