MailScanner on RHEL 3 / CentOS 3?

Dimitri Yioulos dyioulos at
Tue May 26 14:47:59 IST 2009

On Monday 25 May 2009 9:49:00 am Alex Neuman 
> How about running a virtual machine inside that
> old CentOS 3.9 that runs CentOS 5.3? That
> should work!
> All kidding aside, I'd like to know - if only
> for informational purposes - what a good
> solution for this would be.
> On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 6:12 PM, Remco Barendse 
<mailscanner at>wrote:
> > I still have one server running CentOS 3.9
> > (yes, i should nuke and upgrade that box, i
> > know) which comes with perl 5.8.0
> >
> > Many of the perl modules included in the
> > latest MailScanner version seem to require at
> > least perl 5.8.1
> >
> > Going to build
> > M/MA/MARKOV/MailTools-2.04.tar.gz
> >
> > Perl v5.8.1 required--this is only v5.8.0,
> > stopped at Makefile.PL line 1.
> >
> >
> > Is there any way to install MailScanner on a
> > RHEL3 box? Or is the only way really to nuke
> > that box and upgrade it to something less
> > antique?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > --

I've been running MS, along with sendmail, 
mailwatch, SA, and clamav, on a CentOS 3.x box 
for the past 5+ years.  I see no reason to ditch 
the current setup by upgrading the OS at this 
point, and so continue to maintain this mail 

The box is running perl-5.8.0.  I've obtained most 
of the perl modules that MS uses from the Dag 
repository, which I've added the yum's list of 
repos.  These have served me well.

I did run into an issue installing 
MailScanner-4.76.  IIRC (and this is a bit iffy, 
as 1) I was under the gun to get the server back 
to good ASAP and wasn't taking notes, and; 2) I 
burned up all but about three brain cells years 
ago), the update to 4.76 looked to also update 
various of the perl modules, causing 
incompatibilities.  To fix, I believe I made sure 
all of the latest perl modules were installed, 
then simply ran the MailScanner RPM by itself.



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