MailScanner, CentOS 5 and perl-IO & perl-File-Temp
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Tue Apr 7 16:31:24 IST 2009
Julian Field wrote on Sat, 04 Apr 2009 19:52:56 +0100:
> That sounds ancient. If you check the ChangeLog on search.cpan.org I
> think you will find a whole host of bugs fixed since that version.
Who says that the important fixes are not in that version? The point about
enterprise distributions is that you keep a reliable system for a long
time that also gets security and serious bug fixes over this time.
What you are doing with your install script is about the same you did 5 or
more years ago. It may have been necessary back then. Nowadays the major
distributions are equipped with decent Perl support and with a slew of the
most important modules. And most other modules are usually available as
rpms from an external repository that specializes in that distribution.
Forcing rpms on top of the existing perl installation and included modules
is definitely something that one should not do. And it's easily avoidable.
> As I have said before, feel free to ignore my installation script
> completely. Just don't complain to me when your system doesn't work
> reliably or you have to do other steps by hand.
I've been using MailScanner now for more than 5 years, Julian. Have you
seen any perl or installation related problems posted by me? I'm rarely
having any problem. This is due to your superb work and because I'm very
careful about what and how I put it on my machines. My MailScanners work
fine and my perl works fine, too. Without forcing any newer modules over
the ones coming with the distribution.
Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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