MailScanner ANNOUNCE: 4.54.6 released

Kai Schaetzl maillists at
Sun May 28 13:35:22 IST 2006

Jules, I'm somewhat unhappy about the "uncoordinated" use of perl packages 
and names. I think the use of widely available rpm distributions is 
preferrable to installing three packages with the same functionality but 
different names that in the end seem to be the same perl module name and 
overwrite the exact same files in the perl tree. I don't think this does 
any good to the Perl installation. 
If MailScanner uses packages of its own that are bundled only with 
MailScanner I think they should be named in a way that makes that clear 
(f.i. perl-MailScanner-packagename) and get their own *module name* so 
that they don't overwrite each other with the same module but different 
rpm name.
I'm not a Perl guru, though, and my gut feeling may be wrong.

f.i. module Filesys::Df
this got introduced as:
now you changed it to:
(where I can't find any other source for than your tar.gz)

when searching yum repositories I find:
which may or may not carry the same functionality.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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