MailScanner ANNOUNCE: Revision to 4.55

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Aug 10 20:57:56 IST 2006

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Scott Silva wrote:
> Julian Field spake the following on 8/7/2006 10:46 AM:
>> The author of the Sys::Syslog perl module has withdrawn it due to
>> problems including compatibility issues with some Linux distributions.
>> The most obvious effect is that the "make test" step may hang part-way
>> through the tests.
>> As a result, I have had no alternative other than to reluctantly publish
>> a revision of the latest stable release of MailScanner.
>> If you had problems installing 4.55.9 (notably on some CentOS systems)
>> then download and upgrade to 4.55.10.
>> Download as usual from
>> Note that if you had no problems installing 4.55.9, there is no reason
>> to upgrade to 4.55.10.
>> Sorry for this forced re-release.
> Does anything change in MailScanner, or is it just the rollback of the
> Sys::Syslog module?

What I ended up doing in the end was shipping a version of Sys-Syslog 
0.17 that skips the "make test" stage, which can lock-up.
0.16 doesn't work at all on some systems, and 0.17 "make test" locks up 
on other systems.

I wish the author of this could get his act together and produce some 
code which worked, it would make my life a whole lot easier :-(

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