Problems with install of ExtUtil::MakeMaker which comes with MailScanner

Julian Field MailScanner at
Fri Jun 29 20:47:46 IST 2007

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Well spotted. I have added it and it will be in the next release.

Sean Coleman wrote:
> I have been attempting to install MailScanner 4.59 on a RedHat AS 4
> system running perl 5.8.5. I realize I can ignore all the errors
> produced by the compilation of MakeMaker and realize I don't need it
> since I have MakeMaker in my current perl but, I did figure out what
> caused the error. Setting PERL5LIB to perl -V | grep site_perl | tr -d 
> ' ' | tr '\n' ':' causes the error. When I comment out the line, the 
> build
> works fine. What was the intent to limit the perl library path using
> the PERL5LIB variable? When I ran the commands used to set PERL5LIB, I
> discovered that the variable included non path info such as:
> config_args='-des ....'
> /usr/lib
> I figured out that the definition of PERL5LIB needs one more grep
> added, grep -v config_args.
> If you define PERL5LIB as follows, all will compile
> PERL5LIB=`perl -V | grep site_perl | grep -v config_args | tr -d ' ' | 
> tr '\n' ':'
> Thanks
> Sean Coleman


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