notice: up2date and perl

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at FSL.COM
Sat Feb 12 20:46:13 GMT 2005

In a typical MailScanner installation 2p2date, on a Red Hat or yum on a
CentOS, Whitebox and Tao system will update:


The new perl upgrade appears to install an older version of MIME::Base64 but
since Julian installs and references his own version (3.05) of MIME::Base64
in /usr/lib/MailScanner/utilities, this doesn't seem to stop MailScanner
from working correctly.

After the update I used CPAN to install the latest version of MIME::Base64
with no problems since some mail related applications, i.e. the latest
openwebmail, will break if they find the older version.


Steve Swaney
Fortress Systems Ltd.
Phone: 202 338-1670
Cell: 202 352-3262
steve.swaney at

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