qmail-scanner.pl and perl 5.8?

whizkid at ValueDJ.com whizkid at ValueDJ.com
Tue Mar 16 17:49:30 PST 2004

This is probably a stupid question.  I have been having problems correctly
installing qmail-scanner-1.21 on my test webmail servers.  I get this

Testing suid nature of /usr/bin/perl...
Whoa - broken perl install found.
Cannot even run a simple script setuid

Installation of Qmail-Scanner FAILED

Error was:
Checking for setuid nature of perl install

What follows should be the UID of the qscand acount...


See FAQ for further details

if I look in /usr/bin I see:

lrwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel        23 Nov  6 11:49 suidperl ->

if I do a ls -l /usr/local/bin | grep suidperl I get nothing.  So the
SymLink is pointing to nothing?

I did:
cd /usr/ports/lang/perl5.8
make install clean
use.perl port

Should I not use perl 5.8?  did they remove the suidperl in 5.8?  If you
are wondering yes I cvsup my ports to the current.

uname -a:
FreeBSD [HIDDEN] 5.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE #0: Thu Jun  5 02:55:42
GMT 2003     root at wv1u.btc.adaptec.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386

Thanks in advance

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