MailScanner is not processing files in /var/spool/

Spicer, Kevin Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK
Fri Feb 14 13:53:39 GMT 2003

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

ENOENT means the file does not exist...

> where 15742 is just a number increasing.
> No file is created in:
> /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming

which is probably why it doesn't exist :)

> and nothing disappears from:
> /var/spool/

Have you checked that the user running mailscanner can read and write to incoming and  And that the permissions that sendmail is queing files with make thoses files readable and writable by the mailscanner user (probably this is root - so it shouldn't really be a problem).  Does contain both qf and df files?  Anything in the logs (mail logs go to syslog by default on Sol2.6 IIRC)?  How many MailScanner processes does ps show (normally 5 unless you've tweaked this - I've seen it fail to fork children, at least ones that survive, when the configuration file has an error in it)

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