Upgrade only mailscanner & SA on Debian with apt-get?

Rob Morin rob at thehostmasters.com
Mon Mar 20 17:30:19 GMT 2006

Oooo... scary....
Not sure if anythign would get mucked up...


stewy:/home/rob# apt-get -s install mailscanner

Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libc6 libc6-dev libdb4.4 libdbd-sqlite3-perl libmime-perl libperl-dev 
libperl5.8 libsqlite3-0 locales perl perl-base perl-modules
Suggested packages:
  glibc-doc libnet-ldap-perl unrar-nonfree f-prot-installer 
libterm-readline-gnu-perl libterm-readline-perl-perl
Recommended packages:
  tnef ncftp perl-doc
The following packages will be REMOVED:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libdb4.4 libdbd-sqlite3-perl libsqlite3-0
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libc6 libc6-dev libmime-perl libperl-dev libperl5.8 locales mailscanner 
perl perl-base perl-modules
10 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 1 to remove and 356 not upgraded.
Remv base-config (2.76 Debian:testing)
Inst libc6-dev [2.3.2.ds1-22] (2.3.6-3 Debian:testing) []
Inst locales [2.3.2.ds1-22] (2.3.6-3 Debian:testing) []
Inst libc6 [2.3.2.ds1-22] (2.3.6-3 Debian:testing)
Conf libc6 (2.3.6-3 Debian:testing)
Inst perl-modules [5.8.7-3] (5.8.8-2 Debian:testing) []
Inst libdb4.4 (4.4.20-3 Debian:testing) []
Inst libperl-dev [5.8.7-3] (5.8.8-2 Debian:testing) []
Inst libperl5.8 [5.8.7-3] (5.8.8-2 Debian:testing) []
Inst perl-base [5.8.7-3] (5.8.8-2 Debian:testing) [liburi-perl perl ]
Conf perl-base (5.8.8-2 Debian:testing) [liburi-perl perl ]
Inst perl [5.8.7-3] (5.8.8-2 Debian:testing)
Inst libmime-perl [5.417-1] (5.419-1 Debian:testing)
Inst libsqlite3-0 (3.2.8-1 Debian:testing)
Inst libdbd-sqlite3-perl (1.11-1 Debian:testing)
Inst mailscanner [4.41.3-2] (4.51.5-1 Debian:testing)
Conf libc6-dev (2.3.6-3 Debian:testing)
Conf locales (2.3.6-3 Debian:testing)
Conf libdb4.4 (4.4.20-3 Debian:testing)
Conf perl (5.8.8-2 Debian:testing)
Conf perl-modules (5.8.8-2 Debian:testing)
Conf libperl5.8 (5.8.8-2 Debian:testing)
Conf libperl-dev (5.8.8-2 Debian:testing)
Conf libmime-perl (5.419-1 Debian:testing)
Conf libsqlite3-0 (3.2.8-1 Debian:testing)
Conf libdbd-sqlite3-perl (1.11-1 Debian:testing)
Conf mailscanner (4.51.5-1 Debian:testing)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "MailScanner discussion" <mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info>
To: <rob at thehostmasters.com>
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: Upgrade only mailscanner & SA on Debian with apt-get?

> Rob wrote:
>> Hello all... Hope your weekends were good...
>> I want to upgrade to one of the latest Mailscanners and SA... according 
>> to my Debian i am running....
>>  Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
>> | Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
>> |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: 
>> uppercase=bad)
>> ||/ Name           Version        Description
>> +++-==============-==============-============================================
>> ii  mailscanner    4.41.3-2       email virus scanner and spam tagger
>> ii  spamassassin                  3.1.0a-1.dirk.31.1 
>> Perl-based spam filter using text analysis
>> ii  spamc                         3.1.0a-1.dirk.31.1            Client 
>> for SpamAssassin spam filtering daemon
>>  How can i upgrade just these packages?
>>  My applogies if this is off topic a bit....
>>  Thanks and have a  great day!
>>  Rob..
> Assuming the packages you want are available in the repositories, but you 
> just want to upgrade mailscanner et al rather than the full whack, apt-get 
> install mailscanner spamassassin spamc will just upgrade those three 
> packages if there are newer versions available.
> Failing that, you either need the source, or to pin your distro to pull 
> from stable normally but from testing etc if you force the option to get 
> newer packages.
> Regards,
> Alex

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