MailScanner is not processing files in /var/spool/

Mike Kercher mike at CAMAROSS.NET
Fri Feb 14 13:45:49 GMT 2003

I don't know Solaris, but on a Linux system we have to disable the normal
sendmail processes and let MailScanner start them up in its own way.  Did
you do something similar on your Solaris box?


-----Original Message-----
From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf
Of Daniele Antoniazzi
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 7:24 AM
Subject: MailScanner is not processing files in /var/spool/

Dear All,

I've installed MailScanner following the instructions at:

on a Solaris machine. My platform is:

Solaris 2.6
perl v5.6.0 built for sun4-solaris
MailScanner 4.12-2
no SpamAssassin
fresh install from tarball

I've checked all paths in conf files, and everything seems consistent.
I receive correctly the mails in /var/spool/, but afterwards
nothing happens...

I've enabled mail scanning in /opt/MailScanner/etc/MailScanner.conf
I've started MailScanner with:


and I can see MailScanner with ps, I see running:

  /usr/local/bin/perl -I/opt/MailScanner/lib
/opt/MailScanner/bin/MailScanner /opt/MailScanner/etc/MailScanner.conf

I've also monitored it with truss, it sleep for a while and then wakes
up and forks, I've also seen that it fails on this:

stat64("/var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/15742", 0x000ED998) Err#2 ENOENT

where 15742 is just a number increasing.
No file is created in:


and nothing disappears from:


Could you please help me?


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