Location of mailscanner, why does it change?

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Sep 20 20:26:55 IST 2006

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Raymond Dijkxhoorn wrote:
> Hi!
>> This one installed on /etc/Mailscanner. (or atleast the configuration
>> files did)
>> A few months ago I updated it to a more recent version (4.48) and this I
>> installed in on 2 servers.
>> The problem was that now MailScanner was installing in /opt/MailScanner.
>> /etc/Mailscanner was no longer used.
You originally downloaded the "other unix" distribution. What you have 
downloaded now is the RPM (probably RedHat-based) distribution. As your 
system uses RPMs, I would advise you stick with the new one, and wipe 
out all trace of your old one. Be careful to look at how your started 
your old one and remove it. The new one will have added its own init.d 
script and all that stuff to make it run automatically (and correctly) 
at startup.

Your /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf should be using %variables% for 
most of the paths, so there should be very few changes needed.

What you might want to do is wipe out your new installation as well (rpm 
- -e mailscanner) as your old one, get rid of everything 
MailScanner-related, then just install the new one (from the "RedHat 
Linux" distribution version) and customise that. That will give you the 
cleanest result, which is what you need to do long-term.

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Julian Field
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