MailScanner installer

Raymond Dijkxhoorn raymond at
Mon Apr 13 11:53:33 IST 2009

Hi Jules,

> 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 corrupted.
> ./ 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!

Tested and installed just fine on 2 CentOS 5.3 machines.

Perhaps you could create the Lock file dir also?

Apr 13 12:20:48 server4 MailScanner: Could not read directory /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/Locks
Apr 13 12:20:48 server4 MailScanner: Error in configuration file line 2845, directory /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/Locks for lockfiledir does not exist (or is not readable)

Manually created it and then it was fine, but perhaps just create it?


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