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Julian Field MailScanner at
Sun Oct 16 11:20:29 IST 2005

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Dan Stromberg wrote:

>On Sat, 2005-10-15 at 12:59 +0100, Julian Field wrote:
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>>Have you considered just upgrading to the latest versions of MailScanner 
>>and spamassassin?
>I've considered it, but then this is a production system, and I've never
>upgraded or installed MailScanner before...
>>It might well be the quickest way out of your trouble. But first make 
>>sure /usr/bin/perl points to the latest version of Perl that is 
>>installed on your machine. You don't want to install in 1 perl and then 
>>run another.
>        meter-root) type -all perl
>        perl is /dcs/bin/perl
>        perl is /bin/perl
>        perl is /usr/bin/perl
>        meter-root) /dcs/bin/perl -v
>        This is perl, v5.8.1 built for sun4-solaris
>        meter-root) /usr/bin/perl -v
>        This is perl, version 5.005_03 built for sun4-solaris
By default, MailScanner will always use /usr/bin/perl. But anything that 
looks for perl in your path may well pick up /dcs/bin/perl. Having these 
2 different is very dangerous and the cause of a whole host of problems. 
Consider replacing /usr/bin/perl with a link to /dcs/bin/perl. And who 
put perl in /bin? It doesn't belong there.

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