Error with virus scanning

Martin.Hepworth martinh at
Mon Jun 25 13:36:27 IST 2007

I'd check the outgoing queue is OK.

Stop MailScanner then run "MailScanner -debug" and it'll give you more

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Glenn Steen
> Sent: 25 June 2007 13:27
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: Error with virus scanning
> On 25/06/07, Sam Bailey <cyprix at> wrote:
> > Hi Everyone,
> >
> > Installed MailScanner for the first time via Mandriva rpm, and got
> > things working except for this message in my logs:
> >
> > MailScanner[9019]: Virus and Content Scanning: Starting
> > MailScanner[9019]: ERROR: Unable to open file or directory
> > MailScanner[9019]: Requeue: XXXXXXXXXXXX.XXXXX to XXXXXXXXXXXX
> >
> > I'm using MailScanner 4.55.9 with SpamAssassin module and ClamAV
> under Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Spring.
> >
> > I thought that maybe the permissions weren't right somewhere but I
> unable to work out what I needed to change.
> > It is definentally a real problem as I belive it may be allowing the
> infected mail to be tagged as safe.
> >
> > Any help would be much appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> > Sam Bailey
> >
> Hi Sam,
> I'm running essentially what you do (2007.0, newest MailScanner
> ....:-), with no problem...
> This mioght be a few things... Like a typo in the MailScanner.conf
> file. You could check that with "MailScanner --lint". Or perhaps you
> claim to have some tool, but in reality haven't installed it (like
> hardcoding to use clamav for Virus Scanners, while not having
> installed it, File Command = /usr/bin/file, but not installed the
> actual file command etc).
> Cheers
> --
> -- Glenn
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