bug on FreeBSD with Perl 5.8.9

Jerry gesbbb at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 17 13:45:00 GMT 2009

On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:29:31 -0500
DAve <dave.list at pixelhammer.com> wrote:

>> Curious-- is there anything you have to do that's particular to
>> FreeBSD, or is just a matter of "download the source tarball, build
>> clamav / spamassassin from ports, and run the installer?"
>We used Julian's mailscanner install pkg, and his clam+SA install pkg. 
>Create a /opt directory and follow Julian's instructions. You will
>need to modify the startup scripts to fit FreeBSD but that is pretty
>Our start scripts are a bit more heavily modified than needed because
>we also split our messages, run clamd, some milters, and a few other 
>oddities. Our scripts are not like the ports scripts, or like
>Julian's, but any decent bash hack will work to get things started ;^)

Curious. Since you 'roll your own', you really cannot expect to get
much help from the FreeBSD ports people. I have not heard from anyone
who has updated Perl on a FreeBSD system reporting a problem with
Mailscanner; however, they are no doubt using the the 'ports' system to
accomplish the updates.

You might want to contact the Mailscanner maintainer on FreeBSD
<j.koopmann at seceidos.de> and see if he can shed any light on your
problem. I don't know if he would be willing to work with you since
this is not his problem; however, it doesn't hurt to ask.

By the way, how did you install your other mail utilities? If you
installed from source rather than the ports system, updating Perl would
probably cause a breakage since the normal "perl-after-upgrade script"
would not be able to properly act on those packages, or Mailscanner for
that manner, properly.

This is why I stay away from unnecessary 'hacks'.

gesbbb at yahoo.com

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

	Don Marquis
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