MailScanner ANNOUNCE: 4.54.6 released

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sun May 28 17:00:06 IST 2006

Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> 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:
> perl-Filesys-Statvfs_Statfs_Df-0.78-1.src.rpm
> now you changed it to:
> perl-Filesys-Df-0.90-1.src.rpm
> (where I can't find any other source for than your tar.gz)
See below: it's right there on CPAN.
> when searching yum repositories I find:
> perl-Filesys-DiskFree.noarch
> perl-Filesys-DiskSpace.noarch
> which may or may not carry the same functionality.
The yum repositories are using the wrong names in my opinion. My RPM 
names are all "perl-" followed by the CPAN name of the module. The 
author of Filesys::Df split 2 modules into 1 at some point and so 
changed the name. I merely caught up with the current name of the module.

If you look on CPAN you should find all my modules with their original 
distributed filenames.

As for having trouble finding Filesys::Df, just look on CPAN for 
Filesys::Df, it's right there, latest version is dated 14 May 2006, 
version 0.90.
> Kai

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