MailScanner installer

Julian Field MailScanner at
Mon Apr 13 10:24:23 IST 2009

Right, I have just finished a good weekend's work on the installer, and 
all the Perl modules it installs.
Most of the Perl modules have been upgraded for starters.

The installer no longer "forces" the install of any Perl module. So you 
can upgrade Perl independently at any time without it clashing with any 
of MailScanner's Perl modules. Hopefully this will make quite a few of 
you happier :-)

All modules install cleanly on RedHat Enterprise 4 and 5, CentOS 4 and 
5, and Fedora Core 9 and 10. Those are what I have tested it on and 
ironed out all the problems on.

There are several command-line options to the installer that you should 
know about. "./ --help" will print these.

./ fast ---- Skip all the waiting and pausing in the 
installation process.
./ reinstall ---- Uninstall all the Perl modules first, before 
reinstalling them all again. Useful if you think something has got 
./ nomodules ---- Do not install any of the supporting Perl 
modules, just install tnef and MailScanner and nothing else.

I have done quite a bit of testing on this installer, but please do try 
it on your individual systems and check that it all works and produces a 
working system.

Cheers, and enjoy the rest of your Easter weekend, those of you in 
countries (like me) that are lucky enough to have today off work!


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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MailScanner customisation, or any advanced system administration help?
Contact me at Jules at Jules.FM

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