It is possible to install SpamAssassin from source without using the CPAN module. The prerequisites are the same as when installing SpamAssassin via CPAN.
To install most Perl modules, including
Mail-SpamAssassin, there is a fairly standard set of commands. These can be repeated for most modules:
$ gunzip -c Module-9.99.tar.gz | tar xf - $ cd Module-9.99 $ perl Makefile.PL $ make test su # make install
When issuing the
perl Makefile.PL command for a module, missing dependencies are often noted and appear as warnings:
Warning: prerequisite Xxx::Yyyy n.mm not found.
Before continuing, the appropriate missing dependencies should be downloaded and installed using the same sequence of commands. Once this is done, the installation ...