Weired Error

Thu Jun 12 20:30:30 IST 2003

On Fri, 6 Jun 2003 15:12:19 +0100, Julian Field
<mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:

>At 14:25 06/06/2003, you wrote:
>>Good day everyone,
>>I am seeing this error in my logs (repeadtly):
>>Jun  6 06:42:54 avsmtp01 MailScanner[21510]: Cannot
>>parse /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/21510/h56BgeQd021498.header and ,
>>locate object method "debug" via
package "MIME::Parser::FileInto::MailScanner"
>>at /opt/MailScanner/lib/MailScanner/ line 2603.
>This means that your Perl, for some unknown reason, is not picking up the
>inherited packages correctly.
>You should be able to simply comment out (or delete) the "debug" lines on
>lines 2603, 2614, 2624, 2647.
>What version of perl are you running? I have never come across this before,
>not ever.

I also began seeing this message yesterday and when it happens MailScanner
(4.14) aborts and restarts.

Originally, I thought it had to do with a buggy MIME package install.  As
of yesterday the CPAN data base listed MIME-tools 6ALPHA as the latest and
that tarball is very small.  Playing around I managed to install MIME-tools
6.200_01, which at least appears to be a complete installation.

Everything seemed to be going well last night, but I discovered this
morning that mail scanning had stopped when MailScanner hit a message that
triggered the debug line at 2313 in (for the version I'm
running). From then on MailScanner continually aborted, restarted, and then
aborted again. Six hours later the machine had completely locked up.

After rebooting I commented out line 2313 and restarted MailScanner.  It
immediately ran into the problem again (on line 2324).  Then my machine

I am now running on MailScanner 3.15 which does not seem to have this
problem and the couple of hundered backlogged e-mails are getting
processed.  I've commented out the rest of the debug statements in, but won't be restarting the 4.14 installation until all of my
backlog is cleared.

So, I guess the question is, what happened to MIME-tools and which version
should I downgrade to?


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