MailScanner-4.76.10-2 can't install Test::Pod

Mark Sapiro mark at
Tue Apr 14 17:59:52 IST 2009

Kai Schaetzl wrote:

>Mark Sapiro wrote on Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:24:47 -0700:
>> I did the following:
>> cd /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/i386-linux-thread-multi
>> mv Test Test.dont.want.these.old.ones
>> and that allowed Test::Pod to build and install.
>It means your perl is not up-to-date.
>CentOS 5 with current perl and *no* additional perl-test-* modules or 
>modules installed by MS shows this:
>1.26    Test::Pod
>0.62    Test::Simple

I disagree. My perl is up to date and includes versions 0.62 of
Test::Simple and Test::More in /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/Test/

Test::Pod is not part of perl on Centos 5. It is part of perl-Test-Pod
which I had never installed other than with MailScanner, and the
reason MailScanner had trouble building Test::Pod was that there was a
version 0.60 of Test::More in
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/i386-linux-thread-multi/Test which "up
to date" perl will find before the one in /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/Test/.

In fact, the irony here is it was apparently my updating of perl to one
with a reordered @INC that caused the MailScanner build of Test::Pod
to fail.

Mark Sapiro <mark at>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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