SpamAssassin installation failure

Eoin Kim Eoin.Kim at
Tue Dec 12 22:18:03 UTC 2017

Thanks Shawn,

I am using the latest kernel for your information (I did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo reboot).

sysadmin at$ uname -a
Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.51-2 (2017-12-03) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Thanks again.


From: MailScanner [ at] On Behalf Of Shawn Iverson
Sent: Wednesday, 13 December 2017 8:15 AM
To: MailScanner Discussion <mailscanner at>
Subject: Re: SpamAssassin installation failure


I am spinning up a Jessie instance to see if i can reproduce the issue.

On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 5:01 PM, Eoin Kim <Eoin.Kim at<mailto:Eoin.Kim at>> wrote:
Hi all,

I am trying to install MailScanner (v.5.0.6-5) on my Debian Jessie and it looks like installing SpamAssassin is failed. Below is the end of log message.

Test Summary Report
t/sa_compile.t                  (Wstat: 512 Tests: 2 Failed: 2)
  Failed tests:  1-2
  Non-zero exit status: 2
  Parse errors: Bad plan.  You planned 5 tests but ran 2.
Files=168, Tests=3014, 333 wallclock secs ( 0.69 usr  0.09 sys + 67.79 cusr  5.12 csys = 73.69 CPU)
Result: FAIL
Failed 1/168 test programs. 2/3014 subtests failed.
Makefile:1582: recipe for target 'test_dynamic' failed
make: *** [test_dynamic] Error 255
-> FAIL Installing Mail::SpamAssassin failed. See /root/.cpanm/work/1513044980.46831/build.log for details. Retry with --force to force install it.

I used this command - ./ --MTA=postfix --installClamav=Y --installCPAN=Y --ignoreDeps=N --ramdiskSize=0

What is the possible cause of this error and how can I rectify this? Thanks a lot.

Eoin Kim
Systems Administrator

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