starting errors on suse with latest Version

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at FSL.COM
Mon Aug 2 14:42:25 IST 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
> Behalf Of Julian Field
> Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 9:18 AM
> Subject: Re: starting errors on suse with latest Version
> At 13:24 02/08/2004, you wrote:
> >I am working on two SuSE installs on SuSE 8.1 (sendmail) and 9+
> (Postfix)and
> >there were four problems that I remember encountering with the
> MailScanner
> >init script.
> >
> >1. The script was installed in /etc/init.d/init.d/MailScanner. I had to
> move
> >it to /etc/init.d and remove the then empty directory /etc/init.d/init.d/
> I have just checked the latest RPM, and it definitely appears to be in
> /etc/init.d/MailScanner.
> >2. There were permission problems with the files. I think
> >simply removing the existing pid files solved the problem.
> Don't know about this one.
> >3. SuSU uses different function names for the Red Hat "success" function.
> In
> >SuSE it's "log_success_msg".
> The SuSE init.d script does not call "success" anywhere.
> >4. The ". /etc/sysconfig/network/" call doesn't work. On SuSE this is a
> >directory.
> That's why it's not in the SuSE build. It doesn't ever call it.
> Please can you confirm that you are using the SuSE distribution of
> MailScanner, and a recent one at that, as the mailscanner*rpm file in
> there
> is very different to the RedHat one.
> --
> Julian Field
> MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

Silly mistake. If you use the RH RPM on SuSE by mistake you'll get exactly
the errors I list above.

Sorry for the Bother.

Stephen Swaney
Fortress Systems Ltd.
Steve.Swaney at

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