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Old 04-05-2004, 09:02 PM   #1
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installing spamassasain error

when i try to install spamassasain from rpm it hans when completing the install anyone have any ideas or had the same problem
Old 04-05-2004, 11:08 PM   #2
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I would highly suggest compiling it from source. I like rpms for day to day stuff but with my postfix servers, I always compile from source.

Just download the tar.gz file, unpack it (gunzip spamassassin-<version>.tar.gz) and (tar -xvf spamassassin-<version>.tar) then follow the instructions in the file README to install it. It's actually a pretty quick and easy install from source.

If you are determined to go the RPM way, I suggest re-downloading the file and before you install it, remove any pre-existing spamassassin installation with rpm -e . Then run rpm -i spamassassin-<version>.rpm and you are off.

Make sure you update your blacklists (if you want to use them) from the list at A few have dropped off and a few more added in the last few months. I have found that properly maintained blacklist tests have a substantial effect on accuracy.
Old 04-05-2004, 11:17 PM   #3
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If you don't want to be troubled by downloading and installing source you can do this:

1) as root type: perl -MCPAN -e shell
2) You'll need to pass through some configuration... most of it may be default, you'll need to choose the closest mirrors to you, but that's easy there.
3)type: install Mail::Spamassassin

it might ask you about dependencies and you just need to tell it to grab them too... go to and try to install the pre-requisites first - just to be on the safe side... (pre requisites installed in the same way)


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