bayes fails learning, but only sometimes

IT Dept itdept at FRACTALWEB.COM
Thu Dec 1 20:43:21 GMT 2005

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Matt Kettler wrote:

>I assume you've got a bayes_path statement in one of your configs, since it's
>pointing everything to /etc/MailScanner/bayes/
>Obviously sa-learn is seeing this too.
>1) do you have bayes_file_mode 0777? (global bayes DBs are unfortunately not
>practical unless it's world rw. Since the mode is really a mask and gets used
>for directories, it needs the 'x' bit as well)
>2) do you have lock_method flock in spam.assassin.prefs.conf? Is there a
>matching one in /etc/mail/spamassassin/*.cf? (sa-learn needs to use the same
>lock_method as the SA inside MailScanner)
Hi Matt,

# grep bayes_file_mode *
spam.assassin.prefs.conf:bayes_file_mode            0666

# grep lock_method *
spam.assassin.prefs.conf:lock_method flock


# pwd
# grep lock_method * flock flock


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