post-install spamassassin debug yields nothing

Greg Borders gborders at
Mon Jun 5 16:40:37 IST 2006

Dan Carl wrote:
> First of all I've been a happy Mailscanner user for several years now thanks
> for the great software.
> I started getting more spam so I decided to upgrade to:
> MailScanner Version Number = 4.54.6
> SpamAssassin version 3.1.2
> The upgrade seemed to go fine but now when I issue the command:
> spamassassin -D -lint -p /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf
> Nothing happens, I have to ctrl C to get back to a prompt.

It takes a --lint to do the diagnosis.  Without the double dash, SA 
thinks it's  -l, which isn't a proper command, and leave you hung inside 
SA.  Try again with double dash.  And IIRC, you don't need the -p switch 
anymore, the symlink instlled by latest versions will find the proper 
conf file.

spamassassin -D --lint

Good luck!
Greg Borders
Sys. Admin.

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