MailScanner --lint error

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Thu Aug 2 09:10:17 IST 2007

On 02/08/07, Stein, Mr. Fred <FStein at> wrote:
> I am getting the following error when I run MailScanner --lint on a Centos 4.2, Postfix install.  Any help would appreciated.
> Checking version numbers...
> Version number in MailScanner.conf (4.62.9) is correct.
> Your envelope_sender_header in spam.assassin.prefs.conf is correct.
> Checking for SpamAssassin errors (if you use it)...
> SpamAssassin temp dir = /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/SpamAssassin-Temp
> netset: cannot include as it has already been included
> SpamAssassin reported no errors.
> MailScanner.conf says "Virus Scanners = auto"
> Found these virus scanners installed: bitdefender, f-prot, clamavmodule
> ===========================================================================
> Ignore errors about failing to find EOCD signature
> Bad file descriptor,Bad file descriptor at /usr/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 656.
> Fred Stein
> Network Administrator
> The Hill School
> 717 High Street
> Pottstown, PA 19464
> 610-326-1000 ext. 7356
> fstein at
Hi Fred,

Either use the one-line patch Jules sent to me (In thread with
subject: "4.62.9-1 lint error w/mcafee (UNCLASSIFIED)"), or donwload
and install 4.62.9-2 from the usual place...The patch is to "lie" a
bit and pretend you're using sendmail if you do a lint only call of
MailScanner:-). I haven't looked at if this has any side effects that
are unforseen, but... I trust Jules...:-).

-- Glenn
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