MailScanner not working after Perl upgrade to 5.8.5

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Nov 9 12:20:57 GMT 2004

On 9/11/04 12:04 pm, "Michael Keightley" <mk at> wrote:

> We run MailScanner-4.34.4 on Solaris 9 with SpamAssassin-3.0.1.
> Our Perl installation (5.6.1) was a bit of a mess here, so I decided to start
> again from fresh with 5.8.5.  This came as a Solaris package from
> I installed all the modules listed below that seemed to be relevant to
> MailScanner, then swapped over the version of Perl from 5.6.1 to 5.8.5.

You surely need to be running Perl 5.8.5 when you do the installation of all
the modules?

Julian Field
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