SpamAssassin location

Stefan Zauchenberger stefanzman at
Mon Feb 16 17:33:18 GMT 2004

In our situation, the target box is a Cobalt machine
that requires that the "old" perl remain untouched.

Hence, the new perl was in installed in
/home/spam-filter simply to support SpamAssassin with

My concern now is how best to upgrade SA from 2.54 to
the latest version without breaking any of the other

--- Matt Kettler <mkettler at EVI-INC.COM> wrote:
> At 11:13 AM 2/16/2004, Craig Daters wrote:
> >I know that when I upgraded to SpamAssassin 2.63
> from 2.61,
> >MailScanner could not find SpamAssassin.
> >
> >MailScanner was looking in
> '/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0/Mail' for
> >the SpamAssassin directory and couldn't find it
> because it was in
> >'/usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1/Mail'. So I just symlinked it
> and everything
> >worked great after that. (It might have been the
> other way around, I
> >can't quite recall.)
> Ouch.. That's *not* a good thing....
> This means that when SA was configured, it found
> perl version 5.6.1. When
> MailScanner was run, it was run under version 5.8.0.
> Perhaps you should do some digging and find out why
> two different perl
> versions exist on your server, and properly
> re-install SA under the version
> of perl you want to use.

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