Debian and the latest perl security updates
ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Dec 3 16:20:19 GMT 2008
on 12-3-2008 6:51 AM Jonas Akrouh Larsen spake the following:
> Hi Jason
> Yep its normal that mailscanner breaks when debian do perl realted updates.
> My normal solution is always to do the debian upgrades, run a Mailscanner -V
> and see if anything looks wrong.
> If anything is missing or an older version (you can compare with the list
> before the perl modules upgrade) then install the newest perl module via
> This is something those of us who's chosen the combo of MailScanner and
> debian have to live with.
> Med venlig hilsen / Best regards
> Jonas Akrouh Larsen
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Desai,
> Sent: 3. december 2008 15:01
> To: mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info
> Subject: Debian and the latest perl security updates
> For those who use Debian and Julian's tar.gz install package:
> Debian just released a perl security update. After installing the
> update, MailScanner will not start (for me anyways), giving the
> following error:
> Starting MailScanner...File::Temp version 0.18 required--this is only
> version 0.16 at /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.8/MIME/Tools.pm line 14.
> I suspect the update is overwriting something. I haven't take a lot of
> time to investigate, but to work around it, I renamed my existing
> MailScanner folder, re-ran install.sh (to get the required perl modules
> installed), deleted the new MailScanner folder, and then renamed the old
> one back.
> mv /opt/MailScanner-4.72.5-1 /opt/MailScanner-4.72.5-1.tmp
> cd MailScanner-install-4.72.5
> rm -rf /opt/MailScanner-4.72.5-1
> mv /opt/MailScanner-4.72.5-1.tmp /opt/MailScanner-4.72.5-1
> Hope this helps someone. At the very least, restart MailScanner after
> you do the perl update to make sure it will start back up.
It isn't just Debian. CentOS also had a perl update a few months back that
broke things. It all comes down to testing things after an update to make sure
that it still functions.
MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!
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