install mailscanner on un-buntu 7.10

Mohammed Alli malli at
Thu Apr 24 16:46:06 IST 2008

Can you let me know what version of MailScanner is included in Ubuntu
8.04?  I'd like to upgrade to the latest Ubuntu.  


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Does this apply to the latest version of MailScanner?
The latest Ubuntu version appears to be 4.58, which is well over 1 year
No wonder it doesn't work with the latest versions of everything else
Great, they include my software, but never actually test that their 
build works :-(

I am about to test the 8.04 release to see if this fixes the problem.

Andrews Carl 455 wrote:
> I am running Ubuntu also and have the same problem - since 7.10 I 
> believe, running 8.04 now. You need to install 
> libmailtools-perl_1.74-1_all.deb to correct it. After running any 
> system updates (apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade, etc) you will 
> have to reinstall libmailtools-perl_1.74-1_all.deb. You should be able

> to get a copy from here -> 
> once downloaded:
> sudo dpkg -i libmailtools-perl_1.74-1_all.deb
> *From:* mailscanner-bounces at 
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] *On Behalf Of 
> *Ismail OZATAY
> *Sent:* Thursday, April 24, 2008 1:47 AM
> *To:* MailScanner discussion
> *Subject:* install mailscanner on un-buntu 7.10
> hi there ;
> i am trying to install mailscanner on my ubuntu 7.10 server with 
> postfix.first i installed it from tarball but did not work.then i 
> installed it with apt-get install mailscanner and set mailscanner.conf

> file.when i start the daemon i get these errors ;
> Variable "$FIELD_NAME" is not imported at 
> /usr/share/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 6367.
> Variable "$FIELD_NAME" is not imported at 
> /usr/share/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 6370.
> Global symbol "$FIELD_NAME" requires explicit package name at 
> /usr/share/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 6367.
> Global symbol "$FIELD_NAME" requires explicit package name at 
> /usr/share/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 6370.
> Compilation failed in require at /usr/sbin/MailScanner line 79.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/sbin/MailScanner line 79.
> how can i install mailscanner on ubuntu 7.10 without any problems.
> Thanks


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