post-install spamassassin debug yields nothing

Matt Kettler mkettler at
Mon Jun 5 16:41:22 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

You need two -'s in front of lint.

spamassassin -D --lint -p /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf
> Nothing happens, I have to ctrl C to get back to a prompt.

Yes, because SA didn't recognize your lint parameter, so it's waiting for mail

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