won't write sendmail.in.pid

Marc Lucke marc at marcsnet.com
Wed Jul 26 03:22:42 IST 2006

I just upgraded to MailScanner-4.54.6-1 using the rpm and following all
instructions at the end:

service sendmail stop
chkconfig sendmail off
chkconfig --level 2345 MailScanner on
service MailScanner start

cd /etc/MailScanner
upgrade_MailScanner_conf MailScanner.conf MailScanner.conf.rpmnew >
mv -f MailScanner.conf MailScanner.old
mv -f MailScanner.new  MailScanner.conf

cd /etc/MailScanner/reports/en
upgrade_languages_conf languages.conf languages.conf.rpmnew >
languages.new mv -f languages.conf languages.old
mv -f languages.new  languages.conf

I should have also noted that I had been running MailScanner for a long
time with no problem.  This problem began "all of a sudden" a couple of
days ago.


On Wed, July 26, 2006 11:45 am, Marc Lucke wrote:
> CPU speed: PIII, 500MHz
> Memory: 452MB
> Operating System: Fedora Core 5, 2.6.17-1.2157_FC5
> MailScanner version: 4.51.5-1
> MTA version: sendmail-8.13.7-2.fc5.2 (RPM installed FC5)
> [blahblah~]# service MailScanner status
> Checking MailScanner daemons:
>          MailScanner:                                      [  OK  ]
incoming sendmail: head: cannot open `/var/run/sendmail.in.pid'
> for reading: No such file or directory
>                                                            [FAILED]
>          outgoing sendmail:                                [  OK  ]
> Despite the above, I am receiving email and it is being filtered for
spam as normal.  /var/run/sendmail.out.pid is written and works fine.
/var/run/sendmail.in.pid does not exist at all - whether MailScanner is
started or not.  INPID is defined as /var/run/sendmail.in.pid as per
> What could this be?
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