Work Dir is not cleaned up

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Mon Dec 25 16:12:56 CET 2006

On 22/12/06, Thorsten Büker <mailinglists at> wrote:
> Dear Glenn,
> > Thorsten, stop right there!
> > The piece of language you have above implies that you still use the
> > _unsafe_ and _deprecated_ defer method with Postfix. Please tell me
> > you don't...
> ...well, ehm, I did ;-)
> The howto, I used about three years ago, indeed described the setup
> based on two instances of postfix. Thanks for the hint, in the meantime
> I configured the services to make use of the HOLD method.
Good move.

> > This is indeed true, it is an old error. I'm in part guilty for both
> > the introduction (and the fix, along with Spike Cacti, IIRC:-)...
> > Because PF queue IDs aren't "random enough" for SQL logging purposes,
> > I badgered Jules into introducing the .XXXXX randomness... Which broke
> > the cleanup of the work dir. The fix was simply to add in the "." in
> > the match for the cleanup-able stuff.
> > I don't want to go digging it up... It's in the mail list archives;-).
> > You really should abandon that old MS version and go with a newer
> > one... Either by using the tarball install, or going unstable, or
> > switching OS/distro completely. Debian stable is just too moldy when
> > it comes to this.
> Hoping for an upcoming release of Etch I'm going to keep the old version
> of MailScanner, at least for some weeks. But in case the release gets
> delayed, I might try to backport the current Debian sources to Sarge.

Well, by the time it comes out as stable... It'll not be that "fresh"... Sigh.
What you could do, if you have a spare box to play with, is to try out
the source tarball install (who are we kidding here... It's perl....
It's always source:-)... Will install into a "more monolithic"
/opt/MailScanner, but apart from that doesn't differ _that_ much from
the other packages of MailScanner. And perhaps try out Jules Clam+SA
package too. If you do that, it is simply two packages that you manage
"outside" the distribution (well, and the perl modules they depend
on:-). The source tarball is the one for Solaris/etc/etc on the
download page.

> kind regards, thanks again,
Glad to be of help.

>    Thorsten
Merry X-mas!
-- Glenn
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