Mailscanner, CentOS 5, and updating perl.
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Wed Dec 10 19:42:33 GMT 2008
Kai Schaetzl <maillists <at> conactive.com> writes:
> Henry Kwan wrote on Tue, 9 Dec 2008 22:52:02 +0000 (UTC):
> > So the offending rpm was this one that yum update wants me to install:
> > perl-Compress-Zlib.i386 1.42-1.fc6 base
> why should "yum update" want you to install it? This is not an update. Is it
> a dependancy?
Not sure. I'm guessing it's because I installed perl-Compress-Zlib-1.41-1
from Julian's tarball.
> > If I go ahead and install it, the same error as above always pops up when
> > I go to start Mailscanner.
> Not here, with 1.42-1.fc6 on the system. However, my latest MS version
> currently is 4.71.10. So, there may be something offending with a later
I was running 4.71.10-1 with 1.42-1.fc6 fine but when I tried upgrading to
4.73.4-2, that's when the error popped up. So I removed 1.42-1.fc6 and
downgrade to 1.41-1.
> Or it is caused by installing all those Perl source packages from Julian's
> tarball. On RH/CentOS systems I strongly recommend *not* to install the
> complete tar.gz you get from Julian's site. Unpack that and *only* (force-)
> install the mailscanner*.rpm plus the tnef rpm and I may be missing another
> one. Install *all* the perl modules that are missing from rpmforge before
> you install MailScanner. Also note, that some of the modules in the tar.gz
> are already included in the installed Perl. There's no need to install
Ok, I'll do a search for your old list and will try bringing up MS from only
installing the main mailscanner*.rpm and the 1 or 2 missing perl modules.
Though, after this exercise, I can see why having a dedicated repository is
so attractive. :-)
Thanks for the response.
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