logging problem

David Vosburgh vosburgh at DALSEMI.COM
Thu Jun 12 12:32:15 IST 2003

I get the normal sendmail logs to maillog, but nothing from

I did some testing with Sys::Syslog and I think that's where the problem
is.  Even extremely simple attempts to log a message failed (without
errors).  A quick look on SunSolve didn't reveal any known compatibility
issues with syslogd, although there was a very current patch for syslog
out there.  Because we need to get the spam logging working to collect
metrics prior to a production roll-out, I brute forced it by changing a
few of the Sys:Syslog calls in Log.pm to use system calls to logger instead.


Peter Bonivart wrote:

>Strange, I have a similar setup (Solaris 9, Sendmail 8.12.9, MailScanner
>4.21-6 and SpamAssassin 2.54). The only thing I changed in
>MailScanner.conf regarding this was "Log Spam = yes". Nothing is changed
>in the system and everything is logged.
>Do you get any logs at all from sendmail/mailscanner/spamassassin?
>/Peter Bonivart
>--Unix lovers do it in the Sun
>On Mon, 2003-06-09 at 21:54, David Vosburgh wrote:
>>I have installed MailScanner-4.21-9, Mail-SpamAssassin-2.55, and all the
>>related perl modules on a Sun system recently jumpstarted with 2.8 and a
>>recent patch cluster.  Sendmail is v8.12.9.
>>Everything seems to be working as advertised, with the exception of
>>logging.  I am using the default "Syslog Facility = mail" option, and
>>have turned on spam logging with "Log Spam = yes". My syslog.conf has a
>>single entry for mail logging:
>>mail.info                                       /var/adm/maillog
>>I read the FAQ and some posts on this list, and have tried the following
>>without success (always re-starting MailScanner after the change):
>>1) starting syslog without the "-t" option
>>2) removed the syslog patch 110945-07 (now -05)
>>3) removed the "eval" from the setlogsock syslog command under the Start
>>section of Log.pm
>>4) added a "mail.debug /opt/MailScanner/var/log" to syslog.conf
>>Any ideas on where to go from here?


Dave Vosburgh
Sr. Unix System Administrator
Dallas Semiconductor
vosburgh at dalsemi.com  972-371-4418

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