Help trying to install MailScanner 4.05-3 on SuSE 7.0

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Nov 21 15:15:27 GMT 2002

You don't want to be using the sendmail init.d script. The MailScanner 
init.d script will start up the 2 required sendmail processes as well as 
MailScanner itself. So disable the sendmail one and just use the 
MailScanner one.

At 14:24 21/11/2002, you wrote:
>Hi all.
>I need a helping hand...
>I have already installed MailScanner on my SuSE 7.3 workstation and it works
>great, so I therefore copied all configuration files to the SuSE 7.0 server
>with the  indeicated permissions. It doesn't work. No way. It seems the first
>copy of sendmail simply does not push messages into, so they are
>not processed. If I change the O QueueDirectory in  to
>it indeed processes the messages, but they never will leave the mqueue
>directory. Great.
>Here is my configuration:
>(In crontab)
>*/2 *  * * * root [ -x  /opt/MailScanner/bin/check_mailscanner ] &&\
>/opt/MailScanner/bin/check_mailscanner > /dev/null 2>&1
>*/6 * * * * root sendmail -q   <----- In SuSE 7.0; in SuSE 7.3 I start
>sendmail by hand whenever I wish... testing, you know.
>In the script that launches sendmail (/etc/rc.d/sendmail) there is the
>following: (only relevant part here and on one line)
>if test -z "$SENDMAIL_ARGS" ; then
>         SENDMAIL_ARGS="-bd -ODeliveryMode=queueonly
>-OQueueDirectory=/var/spool/ &&\ -q5m"
>In YAST I have the following (the arguments):
>-bd -ODeliveryMode=queueonly -OQueueDirectory=/var/spool/ && \
>sendmail -q5m all in one line.
>What am I doing wrong?
>MSc. Alberto García Fumero
>Centro de Información para la Educación
>Ministerio de Educación
>Usuario Linux No. 97 138
>¿Windows? No, gracias! No apruebo el IVA (Impuesto al Virus Agregado)

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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