MailScanner problems: No such file or directory at line 429

Will Mc Donald wmcdonald at ORCTEL.CO.UK
Sun Dec 9 14:43:13 GMT 2001

From: "Nick Phillips" <nwp at LEMON-COMPUTING.COM>
> On Sun, Dec 09, 2001 at 01:52:04PM -0000, Will Mc Donald wrote:
> > Hi, I'm a newboy to mailscanner and I'm having some trouble getting it
> > running on one of our mail servers. We're running on Solaris 2.5.1
> > sendmail-8.8.5.
> [shudder]


I know, I considered not posting that but thought it might be important.

> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > cat: cannot open /var/spool/
> > cat: cannot open /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/NAA26961.header
> > cat: cannot open /var/spool/
> Not sure why they might be off the top of my head.

There are some weird things going on in the incoming and quarantine dirs but
I suspect they may be related to the overall problem.

> > Commercial virus checker failed with real error: Can't run commercial
> > disinfector: No such file or directory at
> > /usr/local/mailscanner/bin/ line 429.
> Looks like your anti-virus product isn't installed where you told
> mailscanner it is - check the "Sweep" setting in the mailscanner.conf.

Yep, I've just been double checking this and noticed that the mcafeewrapper
wasn't where I'd said it was in the mailscanner.conf. About 30 seconds
before receiving this mail too.  I've since changed that and restarted
mailsweeper and, fingers crossed, it looks OK now.

> > I'm wondering if the problem could be due to some of the settings in the
> > I know Julian mentions you shouldn't need to modify that but
> > looking at the locations for
> >
> > $Config::QuarantineDir        = "$prefix/var/quarantine";
> > $Config::SrcDir               = "$prefix/var/incoming";
> >
> > Those two directories need to be kept on the same partition as mqueue
> > yes?
> Nope. Only the queue directories absolutely must be on the same partition.
> > Oh, I'm also seeing loads of instances of mailscanner, is that right?
> Nope. You probably need to modify the settings for the "ps" detection in
> the check_mailscanner script.

Will do. Thanks for the pointers.


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