Scott Silva ssilva at
Tue Oct 21 16:34:55 IST 2008

on 10-21-2008 6:31 AM Kai Schaetzl spake the following:
> 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.
> Kai
Not only fool proof, but he probably doesn't want to have case statements for
dozens of mainline distros and their versions.

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

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