Re: How do you manage Perl modules?
Angus D Madden said:
> Assuming you have a working cpan cofniguration, you can use dh-make-perl.
> dh-make-perl --cpan module
> I have used this before and it just worked. ymmv.
I use mimedefang testing, spamaassassing unstable, and kernel 2.4.23, on
my production external mx server.
Everything else is stable.
The only externally exposed service, sendmail is stable.
I tried unstable sendmail, but TLS didn't work.
And I would not have timelly updates.
(I was trying to resolve milter sock issues.)
Works great, using perl 5.8 instaed of 5.6.1 is a much better choice for
Use clamdscan instead of clamscan, I got the clamd from the clam site, in
Clamdscan is approximatelly 200 times faster then running clamscan.
You also need to hack the mimedefang restart script, so it puts a 3 second
delay in a restart, otherwise the multiplexor will generate a socket error
on the restart.
I've spent literally hundreds of hours messing around with mimedefang on
redhat/ and less amount of time with debian since then.
You also want to run a swatch script to watch for milter errors, so it can
restart the process when it pukes.
I saw this approximatelly every 60-70 days on some boxes.
If you use the embedded multiplexor for mimedefang you MUST use perl 5.8.
I backported mimedefang from testing to stable, and it did not require any
change in the debian file. I just had to recompile the src on a woody box.
--Luke CS Sysadmin, Montana State University-Bozeman