Perl Upgrade And Mailscanner Woes

Tim Daneliuk tundra at
Wed Dec 21 15:39:16 UTC 2011

On 12/21/2011 09:28 AM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 21/12/2011 14:59, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>> Almost every time there is a perl upgrade, it manages to break
>> Mailscanner even after running perl-after-upgrade.  The solution
>> ends up being a reinstall of Mailscanner, but this is a real pain,
>> because you have to delete and reinstall every dependent perl
>> package used by Mailscanner.
> Something is going wrong with your upgrade process.  If you're doing a
> minor version upgrade of perl (eg. from 5.x.y to 5.x.y+1), then almost
> all perl modules (including XS) only need to be moved into the new
> ${LOCALBASE}/lib/perl5/site-perl/5.x.y+1 directory tree, which is
> basically what perl-after-upgrade does.
> A few packages which embed a perl interpreter would need recompiling,
> but you could count those on the fingers of one hand.
> Are you sure you are using perl-after-upgrade correctly?  You do
> understand that just running:
>     # perl-after-upgrade
> doesn't actually modify anything on disk: instead it shows you what
> needs to be done.  To actually effect the change you need to run:
>     # perl-after-upgrade -f

Aha!  And the lights go on ...  Nevermind.

<Slinks away in shame ...>

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