MailScanner installer

Julian Field MailScanner at
Mon Apr 13 23:47:35 IST 2009

On 13/4/09 16:32, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 10:24:23AM +0100, Julian Field wrote:
>> 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.
> It seems I was a bit quick, so this report may be moot, but yesterday I
> ran through the following scenario on CentOS 5.
> 1) Upgraded from MailScanner 4.76.3-1 to 4.76.7-1 with "./ fast"
>     and restarted MailScanner. This went fine as usual.
> 2) Attempted "yum upgrage perl" to 5.8.8-18 from some earlier 5.8.8
>     version. This complained about two file conflicts -
>     /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/File/ and an associated man page.
> 3) Ran MailScanner's "./ reinstall fast". After this, ran
>     "find /usr/lib/perl5 -name" and the only one found was
>     /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/File/
That's the important step. It will get rid of all the old Perl modules 
that MailScanner installed and make it use the new ones instead.


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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