"HELP" MIME::Parser cannot open tmpfile

Martin Hepworth martinh at SOLID-STATE-LOGIC.COM
Wed Oct 15 10:20:42 IST 2003


I got MS working on FreeBSD 4.8 with little problem, mailwatch was a
different matter and I've not had time to test the fix Steve sent out
early in September.. Remember the 5 tree is still 'new technology' and
may have a few oddities in it.

Also 5.1 is out and is the current release of the nt tree, so you may
have better success with that.

Also make sure you are running Perl 5.8 and not 5.6 - can't remember
which one is the default port for FreeBSD 5.0.


Tom Farrell wrote:
> Hi,
>     This is my second post on this issue. I assume my original was not
> answered because of lack of info. I just installed the new port 4.24-5 on
> my FreeBSD system 5.0. When I use MailScanner without virus scanning
> enabled, the scripts are able to move the mail between /var/spool/mqueue.in
> and /var/spool/mqueue and I am able to process mail. When I enable virus
> scanning, Mailscanner is unable to parse the messages and automatically
> quarantines any mail. I have checked all my perl mods and they are upto
> date. I have checked the usr/group rights on
> dir /var/spool/mqueue /var/spool/mqueue.in & /var/spool/MailScanner/* they
> all belong to correct usr/grp root/smmsp and these are the usr/grp I have
> set in MailScanner.conf.
> The error's I am getting in /var/log/maillog is.
>  Cannot parse /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/5090/h9FC5YQb009588.header
> and , MIME::Parser: can't open tmpfile: Invalid argument
> when I look in this directory /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/5090/ for
> this file h9FC5YQb009588.header. it is not there I do see  h9FC5YQb009588
> but not the .header extention.
> Can someone please supply some suggestions as to how I can get this
> working ?
> Thnx in advance Tom

Martin Hepworth
Senior Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic Ltd
tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

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