MailScanner via Yum (CentOS)
Tom G. Christensen
tgc at statsbiblioteket.dk
Wed Aug 29 07:48:32 IST 2007
Paul Hutchings wrote:
> I'm playing with CentOS 5 as a new distribution.
> It seems I can get most things via the CentOS distribution or by adding
> rpmforge to the yum repository list.
> Does anyone know if it is possible to get mailscanner in this manner
> rather than having to download and build from the RPMs on the site?
I just did such an install on CentOS 5, but it's not as easy as it
The main gotcha is that 3 of the perl modules that MailScanner wants to
install conflicts with the main perl package since it already provides
the modules. The modules are File-Temp, Getopt-Long and Test-Harness.
For my own use I've created a perl package which has these modules as
replaceable subpackages. The alternative is to force the install of the
With rpmforge enabled and standing in the MailScanner dir I did:
# yum install `ls perl-* | sed -e 's/\(perl-[a-zA-Z-]*\)-[0-9]*.*/\1/'`
# yum install tnef
perl-HTML-Parser is only 3.55 in CentOS 5 while MailScanner ships 3.56,
I built my own version of the RPMforge package with 3.56 instead.
mailscanner itself ofcourse it not available via yum but with all the
above in place you can just install the rpm package in the MailScanner
tarball without running install.sh (yay!).
After that it's easy, RPMforge has clamav, SA and Razor ready to install.
If you want DCC you can get it from ATrpms.net.
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