Workaround for MailScanner RPM installation when using 'Perl from source'

Philip Hachey phachey at CITY.CORNWALL.ON.CA
Wed Oct 5 18:52:00 IST 2005

That is not a recognized option for  The only available options
are "nodeps", "ingore-perl", and "fast".  That might be a nice option to
have -- although it's likely easier just to remove the PREFIX variable in
the RPM spec files and let the perl binary decide upon paths.

On Wed, 5 Oct 2005 08:59:25 +0100, Julian Field
<MailScanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:

>What's wrong with
>./ --perl=/usr/local/bin/perl
>On 4 Oct 2005, at 21:26, Philip Hachey wrote:
>> I have been using MailScanner for some time now.  I have it
>> installed on a
>> WhiteBox 3 (clone of RHEL 3) server.  Prior to the recent MailScanner
>> upgrade (via RPMs), I had installed the most recent version of Perl
>> (5.8.7) from the source available at CPAN.  In addition to the
>> operating
>> system RPM version of Perl (5.8.0) located under /usr/lib/perl5, I now
>> have this new version of Perl located under /usr/local/lib/perl5.
>> I also
>> swapped /usr/bin/perl with a symbolic link to /usr/local/bin/perl.
>> When MailScanner installs, it recognizes both Perls, but during the
>> installation of MailScanner's included Perl RPM modules, the paths it
>> decides to use for the installation are /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.7 and /
>> usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7 .
>> POSSIBLE FIX: The correct paths would have been used if, in the
>> spec file
>> of each of the Perl RPMs, the call to 'perl Makefile.PL' did NOT
>> include
>> the PREFIX argument.
>> TEMPORARY WORKAROUND:  Before installing MailScanner, do the
>> following:
>> # ln --symbolic /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.7 /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.7
>> # ln --symbolic /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7
>> /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7
>> There is an additional problem I've noticed that, after having used
>> to grab the latest version of various Perl modules, MailScanner
>> will still
>> install a lower version: those modules marked "IsABundle" in
>> Is this intentional?  Should I not be upgrading these modules via
>> CPAN?

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