Problem with MailScanner, postfix and corrupt mails

Robert Waldner waldner at WALDNER.PRIV.AT
Wed Mar 23 10:30:10 GMT 2005

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On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 17:46:19 +0100, Robert Waldner writes:
>If I don't hear about someone having this problem with 5.6, I'll start
> rebuilding a test-box with that tomorrow.

I've built a box with perl 5.6 now, and it's delivering mail since 
 yesterday. This is in a pool with 2 other (perl 5.8) machines which
 do exhibit the problem with corrupt mails.

The 5.8 boxen have each had 2 resp. 3 mails "corrupt" in the last 24 
 hours, the 5.6 one had none.

To make matters a bit more interesting, I couldn't get the same MS on 
 the 5.6 as on the 5.8 machines, eg the perl 5.6 machine now runs:

ii  libcompress-zl 1.16-1         Perl module for creation and manipulation of
ii  libconvert-tne 0.16-2         Perl module to read TNEF files
ii  libmailtools-p 1.44-1woody2   Manipulate email in perl programs
ii  libmime-perl   5.411-3        Perl5 modules for MIME-compliant messages (M
ii  libnet-perl    1.09.01-1      Implementation of Internet protocols for Per
ii  libnet-server- 0.87-3         An extensible, general perl server engine
ii  libtime-hires- 1.20-4         High-resolution time manipulation in perl
ii  libtimedate-pe 1.11-1         Time and date functions for perl.
ii  liburi-perl    1.30-1         Manipulates and accesses URI strings
ii  libwww-perl    5.64-1         WWW client/server library for Perl
ii  mailscanner    4.30.3-1       An email virus scanner and spam tagger
ii  perl           5.6.1-8.8      Larry Wall's Practical Extraction and Report
ii  perl-base      5.6.1-8.8      The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister.
ii  perl-modules   5.6.1-8.8      Core Perl modules.

(Sorry, "MailScanner -v" doesn't work).

I'll leave it running until next week, but this sure looks like a Perl 
 bug to me.

-- Funny, I thought countries were formed by the biggest warlords eating
-- all the smaller warlords until they ran into a warlord they couldn't
-- run over, and called the place they met the natural border, while the
-- peasants tried to avoid getting killed in the process. Peter Da Silva

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