[Mimedefang] utf-8 issue?

Bill Cole mdlist-20140424 at billmail.scconsult.com
Tue Dec 12 17:09:35 EST 2017

On 12 Dec 2017, at 8:43 (-0500), Mark Coetser wrote:

> Hi
> I have 4 different mail hubs, all running latest debian
> ii  perl                           5.24.1-3+deb9u2                i386 
>       Larry Wall's Practical Extraction and Report Language
> ii  mimedefang                     2.79-2                         i386 
>       e-mail filter program for sendmail
> stderr: open body: Invalid argument at /usr/share/perl5/MIME/Entity.pm 
> line 1878.
> A google search shows this topic
> https://lists.roaringpenguin.com/pipermail/mimedefang/2013-February/036880.html

I doubt that's related.

> But I am not doing anything with MIME::Entity;

Not explicitly, but MD uses it (and the rest of MIME-Tools) extensively.

I'd bet this is the same as this bug: 

Which remains open but maybe not unfixed.

> and the filter is pretty much the stock microsoft mimedefang-filter 
> and this does seem to be related from the upgrade from Debian Jessie 
> to Stretch, does anyone have any pointers?

It couldn't hurt to update MIME-Tools and it is certain that you're not 
up-to-date with it, since line 1878 of the current Entity.pm is blank. 
That error message would only be generated by line 1892 in the current 
version. My bet is that the typo fix cited in the Changelog for 5.507 
also fixed this...

Bill Cole
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