Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Jan 4 22:31:45 GMT 2008

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Julian Field wrote:
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> shuttlebox wrote:
>> On Jan 4, 2008 8:20 PM, Julian Field <MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk> 
>> wrote:
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>>> I've just released this, hopefully with only 1 change. It will force 
>>> the
>>> installation of the Perl IO module which should stop the problems 
>>> caused
>>> on RPM systems where people install the latest upgrade and then find
>>> their MailScanner won't start.
>> What was the problem and what did you do to fix it? Was it that IO was
>> installed "too late" in INC or that it failed to install at all? Is
>> the change just in the RPM/install script or in MailScanner as well?
> The change is just in the install script. It just forces it to install 
> the perl-IO RPM. I haven't had a chance to test it much yet, I've got 
> a CentOS 4 box installing at the moment as a test environment for it.
It's not an @INC problem, the perl RPM installs in the right place. 
"MailScanner --debug" on an up to date CentOS 4 box with a fresh install 
of 4.66.5-3 on it starts up fine.

>> I have run into the same problem with my Blastwave packages. The IO
>> included in Perl 5.8.8 is 1.22 which makes MS not start. I built IO
>> 1.2301 but it installed later in INC and is not used. Instead of
>> overwriting files belonging to the Perl package (like CPAN does) I
>> made a workaround with wrappers using PERLLIB to change INC for use
>> with MS. I have requested a Perl rebuild including IO 1.2301 which
>> would allow me to build a clean package. Just curious if this was the
>> same thing.
> Jules


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