MS busted! Please Help

Scott Silva ssilva at
Tue Jul 22 17:03:08 IST 2008

on 7-22-2008 5:05 AM Paul Bijnens spake the following:
> lists at wrote:
>> I am not sure what happened but after a reboot of my CentOS 5.2 
>> system, the
>> bootup process stops at loading MailScanner and I need to manually 
>> reset. I
>> disabled the service from autostarting and even when I run 
>> "MailScanner -v"
>> from the shell it just hangs there!! I beleive I updated CentOS from 
>> 5.1 or
>> something to 5.2 a few weeks back but I dont think I rebooted the system.
> As already noted by others, you probably have a perl-module
> revert to an older version by the yum upgrade.
> See:
> To verify if you fell into this bug try if this command
> gets an error like:
> $ perl -MScalar::Util=dualvar -e 1
>    is only avaliable with the XS version at -e line 0
>   BEGIN failed--compilation aborted.
> If yes, then to fix this, do:
>  $ perl -MCPAN -e shell
>  cpan>  force install Scalar::Util
Please do not hose your RPM based system further by using CPAN.
Forcing the RPM's is less evil, but using CPAN will just set you up for more 
problems later when some RPM clobbers the CPAN installed perl modules because 
it had no idea they were different.

rpmforge has all those perl modules if you want to force them.

MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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