More 4.50.15 woes on FreeBSD

Martin Hepworth martinh at
Wed Feb 8 09:30:39 GMT 2006

Mailscanner -v will also help here as well.

Here's my output for you to compare with..

<host># /opt/MailScanner/bin/MailScanner -v
Running on
FreeBSD <host> 4.10-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE #0:
Tue May 25 22:47:12 GMT 2004
root at  i386
This is Perl version 5.008005 (5.8.5)

This is MailScanner version 4.50.14
Module versions are:
1.00    AnyDBM_File
1.14    Archive::Zip
1.03    Carp
1.119   Convert::BinHex
1.00    DirHandle
1.05    Fcntl
2.73    File::Basename
2.08    File::Copy
2.01    FileHandle
1.06    File::Path
0.16    File::Temp
1.32    HTML::Entities
3.48    HTML::Parser
2.35    HTML::TokeParser
1.21    IO
1.10    IO::File
1.123   IO::Pipe
1.71    Mail::Header
3.05    MIME::Base64
5.419   MIME::Decoder
5.419   MIME::Decoder::UU
5.419   MIME::Head
5.419   MIME::Parser
3.03    MIME::QuotedPrint
5.419   MIME::Tools
0.10    Net::CIDR
1.08    POSIX
1.77    Socket
0.05    Sys::Syslog
1.86    Time::HiRes
1.02    Time::localtime

Optional module versions are:
0.17    Convert::TNEF
1.809   DB_File
1.11    DBD::SQLite
1.50    DBI
1.08    Digest
1.01    Digest::HMAC
2.36    Digest::MD5
2.10    Digest::SHA1
0.44    Inline
0.17    Mail::ClamAV
3.001000        Mail::SpamAssassin
1.997   Mail::SPF::Query
0.18    Net::CIDR::Lite
0.48    Net::DNS
missing Net::LDAP
1.94    Parse::RecDescent
0.30    SAVI
1.4     Sys::Hostname::Long
2.42    Test::Harness
0.47    Test::Simple
1.95    Text::Balanced
1.35    URI

Martin Hepworth 
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Anthony Peacock
> Sent: 08 February 2006 09:22
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: More 4.50.15 woes on FreeBSD
> Hi,
> TCIS List Acct wrote:
> >
> >
> > Martin Hepworth wrote:
> >> Hmm how did you install if you didn't use the ports?
> >
> > No.  I've always used the .tar.gz and installed by hand.  Been doing so
> > for many years w/o a problem.
> This is the method I use.  When I moved to using MailScanner I already
> had a working Sendmail server with a working virus scanner and a working
> install of SpamAssassin.  The install script made too many assumptions
> and messed around with a setup that already worked well and I fully
> understood.  So I used the .tar.gz file and manually installed.
> Upgrades take a little longer, but I do get to know all of the changes
> as I work my way through the install.  This doesn't take too long for me
> now, and I much more comfortable doing it this way.  If (when?) I ever
> get around to bringing a new email server up from scratch I will
> probably use the script, from the word go, but with my
> current set up that would just create more problems for me.  I would
> certainly recommend anyone setting up a mailserver for the first time to
> use the install scripts.
> All that aside, the way that I check to make sure I have the correct
> Perl modules installed is this.  After extracting the tar.gz file, there
> is a directory called perl-tar which contains the MailScanner.tar.gz as
> well as all of the required Perl modules, there is also a script called
> CheckModuleVersion.  CheckModuleVersion can be used to compare the
> installed module version with the required version.
> I am also perverse in that I don't use to install my Perl
> modules (also habit from many years ago).  So I keep a directory with
> the distributions of the modules installed on my system. So I usually
> just copy the module .tar.gz files into this directory and do a filename
> compare, building the ones that are newer.
> It sounds complicated, but actually is very straight forward, and gives
> me the confidence that I know what is happening.
> --
> Anthony Peacock
> CHIME, Royal Free & University College Medical School
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> "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new
> discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny....'" -- Isaac Asimov
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