Installation on RAQ4

Julian Field jkf at
Thu Mar 7 18:09:27 GMT 2002

At 17:54 07/03/2002, you wrote:
>I found some issues installing Mailscanner on a Cobalt RAQ4. I installed
>from the rpm file.
>1) In there are references to /opt/ even though both Mailscanner
>and Sophos are installed under /usr/local/.

That doesn't matter, as all the paths are over-ridden by the contents of
mailscanner.conf anyway.

>2) The queue munching instance of Sendmail did not do anything with the
>contents of /var/spool/mqueue until I explicitely told it where the queue
>was in the /etc/rc.d/init.d/mailscanner script.
>  $SENDMAIL -q15m
>had to be changed to
>  $SENDMAIL -q15m -OQueueDirectory=/var/spool/mqueue
>2) A new script was installed in /etc/rc.d/init.d called "mailscanner". The
>Cobalt will restart the Sendmail process whenever any mail settings are
>changed. I found the best solution was to save the old "sendmail" script to
>a backup and make a hybrid of the "sendmail" and "mailscanner" script so as
>far as the Cobalt is concerned it is business as usual.

There is a FAQ all about doing this on the UK2NET RAQ-hosting website. I'm
sure one of the UK2NET guys can provide you with the exact URL if Google
can't find it.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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