Sendmail – Spamassassin – Configuration Errors

This is an entry to remind me of how I corrected some small issues with Spamassassin. I use Fedora, Sendmail, Spamassassin and upon upgrading to latest version I started getting some errors from Spamassassin. This is how I fixed the errors.

Can’t locate MLDBM/Sync.pm error

I got this error even though the MLDBM perl module was installed via the package system. This may be a deprecated configuration, as it appears the solution is something to do with mySQL databases. I went with the cpan, cpanm, then install the MLDBM::Sync module route. Quick and painless. As root:

; Install cpanminus.
#cpan App::cpanminus
; Using cpanm to install the MLDBM:Sync that is missing from package.
#cpanm MLDBM::Sync

FuzzyOcr: Cannot find executable for gifinter

This error is due to the giflibs v5.x no longer has many of the utilities that were in the v4.x releases and FuzzyOcr hasn’t been updated. I suspect this isn’t really used much anymore, but there’s a couple solutions. I used the method of downloading, compiling and copying over the giflib v4.x gifinter program. Just download the latest v4.x version from the sourceforge project. Do the usual ./configure; make. But not make install. Copy the gifinter program to /usr/local/bin. Edit the /etc/mail/spamassassin/fuzzyocr.cf file. Look for the #focr_bin_gifinter line and change it to /usr/local/bin/gifinter. I use /usr/local/bin to keep manually compiled programs separate from package installed programs that are usually in /usr/bin/.

Configuration file requires version 3.004002 of SpamAssassin, but this is code version 3.004003

Was surprised this even occurred. This was simple as running as root;

#sa-update