Bug in amavisd-new, or p5-DBD-mysql?

David Newman dnewman at networktest.com
Mon Sep 17 19:00:17 CEST 2018

On 9/17/18 2:58 AM, Tom Sommer wrote:

>> I'm frankly not qualified to answer: Is this an amavisd problem, or a
>> p5-DBD-mysql problem? As it is, amavisd-new is getting bad data.
> FYI: I just hit this issue when updating DBD::mysql to 4.048, reverting
> to 4.037 solved it for me (no other version worked).

I filed bug 231250 against amavisd-new for this. Previously I'd
contacted the package/port maintainer. I haven't heard back on either
that contact or the bug report.

At this point I'm pretty sure this is a bug in amavisd-new, as the
change in p5-DBD-mysql from 4.038 onward corrected a data-typing issue.
Any newer version "now returns mysql doubles as perl doubles and mysql
floats as perl floats (and not as a string anymore)" and that seems like
correct behavior to me.

Problem is, while amavisd-new can coexist with 4.037, there are other
issues in that older version, never mind the additional need to exclude
that pkg/port when updating a system.


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