Mailscanner on Debian Woody

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Feb 19 16:19:23 GMT 2004

At 16:26 19/02/2004, you wrote:
>Dear all -
>I am trying to set up Mailscanner on my Debian Woody mail server. On the
>Mailscanner site I have found a document that seems to explain exactly
>how to accomplish this:
>However, the mailscanner package that is currently found in the unstable
>tree is not the same version as mentionned in the document (4.26.7-2
>instead of 4.24.5-1) and it does not install well at all.
>If I do: dpkg --install mailscanner*.deb, I get:
>Selecting previously deselected package mailscanner.
>(Reading database ... 17953 files and directories currently installed.)
>Unpacking mailscanner (from mailscanner_4.26.7-2_all.deb) ...
>dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of mailscanner:
>  mailscanner depends on libnet-cidr-perl; however:
>    Package libnet-cidr-perl is not installed.
>    dpkg: error processing mailscanner (--install):
>    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
>Errors were encountered while processing:
>    mailscanner
>And if I try to start mailscanner later, I get:
>Starting MailScanner...
>Can't locate Net/ in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/share/MailScanner
>/usr/local/lib/perl/5.6.1 /usr/local/share/perl/5.6.1 /usr/lib/perl5
>/usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.6.1 /usr/share/perl/5.6.1
>/usr/local/lib/site_perl/i386-linux /usr/local/lib/site_perl .
>/usr/share/MailScanner) at /usr/share/MailScanner/MailScanner/
>line 34.
>BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at
>/usr/share/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 34.
>Compilation failed in require at /usr/sbin/MailScanner line 42.
>BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/sbin/MailScanner line 42
>Now I am wondering if it would be possible to get this new mailscanner
>running on Woody at all, or if I should try to find the old package
>Any suggestions much appreciated!

You can install the Net::CIDR perl module, it's a tiny perl module.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
install Net::CIDR

Julian Field
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