MailScanner, CentOS 5 and perl-IO & perl-File-Temp

Mark Nienberg lists at
Sat Apr 11 17:59:16 IST 2009

Julian Field wrote:
>   the fact that RedHat got the module path @INC totally wrong in their 
> release of Perl in RHEL 5, with the result that a lot of modules 
> simply cannot be over-ridden without doing a "forced" install of files 
> to overwrite stuff in their RPM, unless of course you mess with @INC 
> at the start of your Perl program (which is what I have done) so that 
> the vendor and site-specific directories actually get consulted before 
> the core Perl system directories.
I think this ordering for @INC has always been the case on RHEL.  They 
see it as a way to force the use of the supported versions of modules 
instead of unsupported ones the user might have added.

That said, I like what you are doing!  What about the perl modules 
installed with your SA easy installer?  Can those eventually be done the 
same way?

Mark Nienberg

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