Mailscanner not starting - PERL error!

James Fagan jfagan at
Mon Mar 19 20:07:32 CET 2007

> Hello,
> I've had Mailscanner working happily with postfix for over a year now,
> something odd has happened.  When I try to start mailscanner, I get
> following error:
> bash-2.03# /etc/init.d/mailscanner start
> Starting MailScanner...
> Bad arg length for Socket::pack_sockaddr_in, length is 0, should be 4
> /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.5/sun4-solaris/ line 373.
> It looks like it's bombing off in check_mailscanner somewhere.
> Support for the server was recently moved to another group, so I don't
> know what (if anything) was changed.
> Has anyone see this problem, and could I get a hint to start
> troubleshooting it?
> Thanks,
> Mike.

Not a Perl man myself, but from googling a bit it seems that your Perl
install may be shot. From what I could tell is generaly built
in to the install. Maybe you can reinstall Perl? I'm not familiar with
solaris, so be carefull. I'm sure someone else has an idea?


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