MailScanner in Fedora

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This page is at best a very rough guide to the potential efforts to get MailScanner included in Fedora. While MailScanner itself is relatively simple, there are a number of dependencies and add-on modules that may involve significant work.

Contents

SIG Mailing List

https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/mailscanner-sig

Significant mailing list threads to read

http://lists.mailscanner.info/pipermail/mailscanner/2009-May/091460.html http://lists.mailscanner.info/pipermail/mailscanner/2009-May/091469.html http://lists.mailscanner.info/pipermail/mailscanner/2009-May/091496.html

List of MailScanner RPMs Required and their Status Within Fedora - (Date last edited - 12/07/13)

  • Fail - The package is not in Fedora/EPEL
  • Pass - The package is not in Fedora/EPEL, and I'm unsure how to proceed (lib might be deprecated, etc.)
  • Inprogress - The package spec is written, but not yet accepted into Fedora/EPEL
  • Pass - The package is present in Fedora/EPEL and versions differ from upstream
  • Pass - The package is present in Fedora/EPEL and versions match upstream
Package Name Version Provided by MailScanner Minimum Version Required Packaged for Fedora Version in Fedora(Include bundled in perl main package) Notes
Package-x-generic-16.pngmailscanner MailScanner-4.84.6-1.tar.gz
failed
The mailscanner rpm contains prepackaged scripts. In Fedora this needs to be repackaged to include documentation and any additional scripts.
Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Archive-Zip 1.30
Pass pass
1.30-11.fc19 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

perl-bignum 0.23
Pass pass
This is bundled by the version of perl shipped on Fedora. Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Compress-Zlib 1.41
Pass pass
2.061(Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-IO-Compress) Package-x-generic-16.pngperl main package contains it since 5.10. MailScanner provided package does not due to error while conducting tests.

Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process. Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Convert-BinHex 1.119
Pass pass
1.119-8.fc9 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Convert-TNEF 0.17
Pass pass
0.17-8.fc9 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-DBD-SQLite 1.25
Pass pass
1.23-1.fc10 MailScanner provided packages will not build due to architecture dependant libraries. But will build correctly if the Buildarch parameter is commented out or removed from the SRPM.

Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process. Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-DBI 1.607
Pass pass
1.607-1.fc10 MailScanner provided packages will not build due to architecture dependant libraries. But will build correctly if the Buildarch parameter is commented out or removed from the SRPM.

Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process. Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Digest-HMAC 1.01
Pass pass
1.01-19.fc10 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Digest-MD5 2.36 Not required This is bundled by the version of perl shipped on Fedora. MailScanner provided packages will not build due to architecture dependant libraries. But will build correctly if the Buildarch parameter is commented out or removed from the SRPM.

Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process. Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs.

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Digest-SHA1 2.11 Yes 2.11-7.fc9 MailScanner provided packages will not build due to architecture dependant libraries. But will build correctly if the Buildarch parameter is commented out or removed from the SRPM.

Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process. Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker 6.50 Yes 6.36-68.fc10 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs. We probably need to ask the maintainer to update to the latest version.

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-File-Spec 0.82 Yes perl-PathTools-3.33-1.fc15 Shipped by perl-PathTools, Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Filesys-Df 0.90 Yes 0.92-3 MailScanner provided packages will not build due to architecture dependant libraries. But will build correctly if the Buildarch parameter is commented out or removed from the SRPM.

Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process. Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-File-Temp 0.20 Not required This is bundled by the version of perl shipped on Fedora. Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Getopt-Long 2.38 See Notes Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs perl-Getopt-Gui-Long and perl-Getopt-long-descriptive are available but not this specific name.

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-HTML-Parser 3.64 Yes 3.59-1.fc10 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-HTML-Tagset 3.03 Yes 3.10-8.fc9 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-IO 1.2301 See notes MailScanner provided packages will not build due to architecture dependant libraries. But will build correctly if the Buildarch parameter is commented out or removed from the SRPM.

Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process. Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs. There is a perl-io-all - need to look at source.

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-IO-stringy 2.110 Yes 2.110-8.fc9 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-MailTools 2.04 Yes 2.04-1.fc10 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Math-BigInt 1.89 Not Required This is bundled by the version of perl shipped on Fedora. Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs.

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Math-BigRat 0.22 Not required This is bundled by the version of perl shipped on Fedora. Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Mime-Base64 3.07 Not required This is bundled by the version of perl shipped on Fedora. Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Mime-tools 5.427 Yes 5.427-1 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Net-CIDR 0.13 Yes Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs perl-Net-CIDR-Lite-0.20-4.fc9 is available, need to see if it's same/similar.

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Net-DNS 0.65 Yes 0.63-4.fc10 MailScanner provided packages will not build due to architecture dependant libraries. But will build correctly if the Buildarch parameter is commented out or removed from the SRPM.

Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process. Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs. We probably need to get the maintainer to update to latest.

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Net-IP 1.25 Yes 1.25-8.fc9 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-OLE-Storage 0.16 See notes Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs perl-OLE-Storage_Lite-0.17-1.fc10 is included, need to check further

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Pod-Escapes 1.04 Yes 1.104-68.fc10 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Pod-Simple 3.05 Yes 3.07-68.fc10 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Scaler-Lists-Utils 1.19 Yes 1.23-1.fc15 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

perl-Storable 2.16 Not required This is bundled by the version of perl shipped on Fedora. MailScanner provided package does not due to error while conducting tests.

Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process. Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Sys-Hostname-Long 1.4 Yes 1.4.4.fc15

Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process. Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Sys-SigAction 0.11 Not required This is bundled by the version of perl shipped on Fedora. MailScanner provided packages will not build due to architecture dependant libraries. But will build correctly if the Buildarch parameter is commented out or removed from the SRPM.

Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process. Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Sys-Syslog 0.27 Not required This is bundled by the version of perl shipped on Fedora. MailScanner provided packages will not build due to architecture dependant libraries. But will build correctly if the Buildarch parameter is commented out or removed from the SRPM.

Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process. Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

perl-Test-Harness 2.64 Yes 3.16-68.fc10 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Test-Pod 1.26 Yes 1.26-4.fc9 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Test-Simple 0.86 Yes 0.86-68.fc10 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-TimeDate 1.16 Yes 1.16-9.fc10 Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process.

Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngperl-Time-HiRes 1.9707 Not required This is bundled by the version of perl shipped on Fedora. MailScanner provided packages will not build due to architecture dependant libraries. But will build correctly if the Buildarch parameter is commented out or removed from the SRPM.

Packaged as noarch SRPM by MailScanner which is rebuilt by an install script when using the standard MailScanner installation process. Documentation deliberately left out when rebuilding MailScanner provided SRPMs

Package-x-generic-16.pngtnef 1.4.5
Pass pass
Both 32bit and 64bit precompiled and build RPMs provided by MailScanner. Does not provide RPMs for ppc. This is not in Fedora - at least not by that name.

Potential Problem Packages that might require some perl packaging expertise

  • perl-Compress-Zlib-1.41-2
  • perl-Storable-2.16-3

http://lists.mailscanner.info/pipermail/mailscanner/2009-May/091510.html http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2007/05/msg124890.html


Contributors willing to work to make this happen