ms-3.13.2 & exim: forwarded bug report

Nick Phillips nwp at LEMON-COMPUTING.COM
Sat Apr 6 21:42:19 IST 2002

On Sat, Apr 06, 2002 at 08:49:25PM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:

> After a somewhat long while without receiving emails, I became suspicious
> and checked, finding a huge queue of unprocessed emails and no mailscanner
> running. When I manually tried to restart it, it aborted with the message:
> Insecure dependency in unlink while running with -T switch at
> /usr/share/mailscanner/ line 438

Thanks; I'll have a look now.

> I tagged this important because it is unacceptable for the email system to
> get stuck silently: if the underlying bug cannot be simply and quicly fixed,
> at least arrange things so that mailscanner will complain loud and clear
> that it could not be (re)started to postmaster, and do it straight on the
> outgoing mail queue, of course, to avoid the message itself being trapped.

Was there nothing logged to syslog at the time?


Nick Phillips -- nwp at
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