bug on FreeBSD with Perl 5.8.9

Drew Marshall drew.marshall at technologytiger.net
Fri Jan 16 07:13:04 GMT 2009

On 16 Jan 2009, at 02:02, Mikael Syska wrote:

> But ... if this is fixed in the current release I can't say ... the
> freebsd ports tree contains: MailScanner-4.67.6_3 which is from 15 Sep
> 2008 20:56:38, so a little old. about a half a year.
> So ... my only option I could find ... as my mail system was down was
> to turn back to perl 5.8.8.
> Anyone else got this problem ? On other systems ?
> What does other freebsd sysadmins do to stay current and not have a
> messed system where something is from other sources to be able to have
> a up-to-date system ?
> If there are any one out there also using freebsd ... and using Julian
> package from http://mailscanner.info I will be more than happy to hear
> from them.

I did post a new port file a few days ago. In unofficial but works for  
me. I have also discussed this with Jan-Peter the maintainer of the  
MailScanner port (Who has been very busy recently hence not had time  
to bring things right up to date) and he has made a new port, which is  
being tested (And has found some errors so it can't be released just  
yet). Give the man a few more days and I am sure you will have an  
updated official port.

Having said that, I don't know if the latest version of MS runs in  
Perl 5.8.9 as I haven't updated that yet (Now there is a big move I  
would like to test a bit before rolling out live!)

> well, its late here ... got darn freebsd update late .... reminder:  

...With out testing it :-)

> well .. its running now, only 22k messages to process :-p

Nice, I hope they have gone before your users wake up ;-)


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