New beta release 4.81.2

jaearick at jaearick at
Wed Aug 4 13:58:57 IST 2010

On Wed, 4 Aug 2010, Kevin Kobb wrote:

> Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2010 08:42:22 -0400
> From: Kevin Kobb <kkobb at>
> Reply-To: MailScanner discussion <mailscanner at>
> To: mailscanner at
> Subject: Re: New beta release 4.81.2
> On 8/3/2010 2:13 PM, jaearick at wrote:
>> Julian,
>> Just rolled out 4.81.2-2 onto my Solaris box, after the issues. 
>> The previous complaint from 4.80.10 with perl 5.12.1 of:
>>> Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at
>>> /opt/MailScanner/bin/MailScanner line 592.
>> is now gone, thank you.  I notice that a lot of the perl pm's in
>> perl-tar haven't been updated, per my previous "bleeding edge"
>> email.  I installed with "--nomodules" to keep my newer pms in place.
>> Jeff Earickson
>> Colby College
> Curious.
> I just tried to upgrade the FreeBSD port on my test server and get the same 
> message you were getting.
> mailscanner -v
> Using a hash as a reference is deprecated at /usr/local/sbin/mailscanner line 
> 592.
> ...
> This is Perl version 5.012001 (5.12.1)
> This is MailScanner version 4.81.2
I sent the beta list an email on July 12 (subject line contained "bleeding edge")
where I noted that I had gone thru the list of perl modules supplied with 4.80.10,
and then checked CPAN to see if newer versions were available.  There were a bunch
of newer versions out there.  I downloaded them, created a new perl-tar directory
with MailScanner + new perl modules, fixed the script to use the new
module versions, then ran to shove out 4.80.10 + new perl modules.
I saw the "hash as a reference is deprecated" complaint after this work and
reported it.

When I went to 4.81.2 yesterday, I used the "--nomodules" option on
to only shove out the new beta.  The "hash as a reference is deprecated" complaint
then vanished; I thought Julian had done something new in 4.81.2 to fix it.
Maybe not.  So...  My beta install is still bleeding edge: latest MS, latest
perl modules, latest perl version.  Julian may not be so brave in his beta
release work.

Jeff Earickson
Colby College

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