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Bug 229635 - spamassassin-3.1.8 / Archive::Tar missing from distro, is dep for sa-update
Summary: spamassassin-3.1.8 / Archive::Tar missing from distro, is dep for sa-update
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: spamassassin
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Warren Togami
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2007-02-22 12:06 UTC by nathan r. hruby
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-02-22 19:17:08 UTC
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Description nathan r. hruby 2007-02-22 12:06:53 UTC
Description of problem:
The bump of spamassassin in RHEL4 to version 3.1.8 (via bug 228586) adds a new
command, sa-update (thanks!  Wheee!).  Sadly sa-update seems to have a runtime
dependancy in Archive::Tar which isn't shipped in stock RHEL making sa-update
kinda busted up.  

Suggest adding Archive::Tar, else nuking sa-update from the build for RHEL if
adding perl-Archive-Tar isn't in the cards.  Better to have no command than a
broken one :)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  sa-update --checkonly
Actual results:
sa-update fails to run due to missing Archive::Tar

Expected results:
sa-update happily downloads me some anti-spam hawtness

Additional info:

Comment 1 nathan r. hruby 2007-02-22 12:09:44 UTC
somebox.dom# sa-update --checkonly
Can't locate Archive/ in @INC (@INC contains:
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.5 /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/i386-linux-thread-multi
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.5/i386-linux-thread-multi
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.5 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.4
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.3 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.2
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.1 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.4 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.3
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.2 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.1
/usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl) at
/usr/bin/sa-update line 94.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/bin/sa-update line 94.
somebox.dom# up2date -i perl-Archive-Tar

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-i386-as-4...

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-i386-as-4-extras...

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhn-tools-rhel-4-as-i386...

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: local-site-custom-as-4-x86...

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: someapp-extras-as-4-x86...

Fetching rpm headers...

Name                                    Version        Rel

The following packages you requested were not found:

Comment 2 Warren Togami 2007-02-22 19:17:08 UTC
Darn... that part of the errata text was removed before release.  You can
however read the same thing in the --changelog.

- Options for RHEL4
    * spamc/spamd cannot connect over IPv6 or SSL
    * sa-update is disabled
  The above functionality requires perl modules not included in RHEL4.
  You may still use them if you get those perl modules from elsewhere.
  RHEL5 ships these perl modules.

Sorry, these features are not supportable in RHEL4 because we can't add
additional modules.  Personally I can tell you that they are usable if you
install those modules, but you have to grab them from elsewhere, and we don't
support this feature if it breaks.

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