MailScanner restart fails?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Nov 14 16:34:08 GMT 2002

At 16:20 14/11/2002, you wrote:
>I just upgraded my RedHat 7.3 box from Mailscanner 3 to Mailscanner 4.
>When installing I got an error message:
>package perl-MIME-Base64-2.12-14 (which is newer than perl-MIME-Base64-2.12-1)
>Which version is better?

It's probably just differences in build numbers between me and RedHat. The
version already installed should work just fine.

>And when I try to restart MailScanner it gives this output:
>[root at linuxgw rules]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/MailScanner restart
>Shutting down MailScanner daemons:
>          MailScanner:       We haven't got any child processes, which
>isn't right!, No child processes at /usr/sbin/MailScanner line 191.
>We have just tried to reap a process which wasn't one of ours!, No child
>processes at /usr/sbin/MailScanner line 194.

This is down to the exact order in which the processes are shut down. I
have removed this error message from the next release as it causes confusion.
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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