MailScanner in Raq4

mikea mikea at MIKEA.ATH.CX
Thu Jul 10 17:42:46 IST 2003

On Thu, Jul 10, 2003 at 11:17:18AM -0700, Luis Amado Vargas wrote:
> I´ve serious problem with MailScanner, i followed the instalation
> instruction line by line for Cobalt Raq4, i first install f-prot, then
> MailScanner and then SpamAssasin, and only have a problem with chkconfig
> command.
> I check the status for MailScanner 
> [root /]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/MailScanner status
> Checking MailScanner daemons:
>          MailScanner:       ok
>          incoming sendmail: ok
>          outgoing sendmail: ok
> In the maillog appears this
> Jul  9 14:18:34 ns5 MailScanner[18086]: MailScanner E-Mail Virus Scanner
> version 4.21-9 starting...
> Jul  9 14:18:34 ns5 MailScanner[18086]: SpamAssassin installation could
> not be found
> If i try to send infected mail  or any mail and   .... the MailScanner
> is not working , not send and recive any mail
> any commentary on the matter
> Please Urgent !!!

I expect it *is*. Probably all your inbound mail is being locked up in 
the Raq. I've been there, and it's unpleasant. 

First, you need to find your SpamAssassin installation. Try 
`locate SpamAssassin` or `find /usr -name "*ssassin*"` -- without 
the quotes, of course. Then you need to tell MailScanner where
to look, in /opt/MailScanner/etc/MailScanner.Conf. The variable
to set is "SpamAssassin Install Prefix". 

If `find /usr -name "*ssassin*"` fails, then try 
`find / -name "*ssassin*"`, but keep in mind that this will search
everything that is currently mounted on that machine, including 
all remotely-mounted (SAMBA, NFS, etc.) filesystems. That can be 

If this still fails and you haven't found the problem, then please 
reply to the list. 

¡Buena suerte!

Mike Andrews
mikea at
Tired old sysadmin since 1964

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