Mailscanner 4.54.6 on FreeBSd 6.1 not working

Marc Dufresne Marc.Dufresne at
Sun Jun 11 14:02:19 IST 2006

If it was a fully functioning port than why wasn't Spamassassin
installed. This was the exact error message I received after I ran 

/usr/local/sbin/MailScanner --lint
>> /usr/local/sbin/MailScanner --lint
>> Could not read file /var/run/ at
>> /usr/local/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 2317
>> Error in line 162, file "/var/run/" for pidfile does
> not
>> exist (or can not be read) at
>> /usr/local/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 2487
>> Read 711 hostnames from the phishing whitelist
>> Checking for SpamAssassin errors (if you use it)...
>> You want to use SpamAssassin but have not installed it. at
>> /usr/local/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 131
>> Please download

>> and unpack it and run ./ to install it, then restart
>> MailScanner. at /usr/local/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line
> 132
>> I will run without SpamAssassin for now, you will not detect much
> spam
>> until you install SpamAssassin. at
>> /usr/local/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 133
>> MailScanner.conf says "Virus Scanners = clamav"
>> Found these virus scanners installed: clamav

It you don't want anyone to download a third party product, than the
error output shouldn't instruct you to!

Marc Dufresne, Corporate IT Officer
St. Lawrence Parks Commission
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Morrisburg, ON  K0C 1X0

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>>> mikej at 6/10/2006 2:25:12 PM >>>
Marc Dufresne wrote:
> Didn;t know I had that option. What I did was downloaded the latest
> install-Clam-SA.tar.gz from


Don't do that! Do not install 3rd party packages, when perfectly 
functioning ports exist for them.

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