Solaris syslog -- was Re: No Logging to Syslog: MailScanner 4.65.3-1 on Solaris 9

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at
Sun Nov 18 02:23:11 GMT 2007

On Sat, 17 Nov 2007, Julian Field wrote:

> Mr jeremy pennington wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: René Berber <r.berber at>
>> To: mailscanner at
>> Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 11:14:49 PM
>> Subject: Re: No Logging to Syslog: MailScanner 4.65.3-1 on Solaris 9
>> Mr jeremy pennington wrote:
>>> Comparing the the two, there is some differences for
>>> "setlogsock". I tried several different changes, but was not able to
>>> get anything to work. Any other thoughts?
>> That's exactly what you have to modify,
>> Line 71:        Sys::Syslog::setlogsock('native');
>> If it doesn't work, you may have to update perl's Sys::Syslog (an old
>> version didn't work at all on Solaris).
> Is it true that on all Solaris systems this needs to be "native"?
> If so, I'll make the code do that by default on all Solaris systems.
> If it's not true, I'll make it an optional configuration option.
> Your thoughts gentlefolk please?


I am running your stock-issue (latest version of MS) on a 
Solaris 10 Sparc, and it works just fine.  I have perl 5.8.8 
(public domain, I built it) and Sys::Syslog (0.18) installed.

Jeff Earickson
Colby College

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