Julian Field MailScanner at
Tue Oct 21 14:50:28 IST 2008

Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Mark Nienberg wrote on Mon, 20 Oct 2008 11:32:32 -0700:
>> Alternatively, could the initial check for the module be improved 
>> somehow to detect that the module is already installed as part of the 
>> the core perl installation? I suspect that must not be possible or Jules 
>> would have done it already.
> I've already pointed several times in that direction. At least there should 
> be an installer option to skip all the perl modules alltogether. Or, maybe 
> it's there now, I didn't check. What I do when installing a new MS is to 
> install *only* the mailscanner*.rpm and the tnef and some other rpm from 
> inside the tarball. *Not* all the perl*src.rpms. They are simply not needed 
> on Red Hat platforms. All are either part of the distribution or even part 
> of the distributed Perl or can be obtained from rpmforge.
> That makes the installation also *much* faster :-)
> AFAIK, Jules tries to make the installation "fool-proof", so you do not 
> need to think about any requirements before installing MS. That obviously 
> conflicts with an already well-equipped OS.
Absolutely right. I try to keep it fool-proof, so that people who don't 
all the details can install and use it sensibly. If you know you don't 
need to run the then by all means feel free to not run it. 
That's your choice. But running it won't do any harm.


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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