If you’re still running a CentOS 5.10 machine, you may notice that after recent updates SpamAssassin no longer works on your system. Trying to start it manually will get you a puzzling error:

Manually running sa-update also triggers an error (albeit more detailed):

This is caused by a bad Scalar::Util binary being installed on the system.

The issue can be corrected by updating to the correct package:

Now sa-update should run and spamassassin should start successfully.

PS: If the file URL becomes unavailable, search for the most recent package here: http://search.cpan.org/~pevans/Scalar-List-Utils-1.39/

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