Error message starting/restarting MailScanner?

Scott Silva ssilva at
Thu Mar 29 22:16:04 CEST 2007

Paul Hutchings spake the following on 3/29/2007 10:54 AM:
> Right well I've found out what's been causing it and it's rather weird!
> When I rebuilt this box I made a tarball of the /etc/MailScanner folder
> and emailed it myself, blitzed the box, then used pscp (the scp client
> from the chap who writes Putty) to copy the files back over.
> It appears, goodness only knows how, that it's the way pscp copies the
> files back to the box.
> When I copied the tarball back to the box and untarred it it all worked
> just fine.  It's as if there are some invisible spaces or line feeds or
> something being put into the files when they were copied that way..
> sorry I'm not too clear myself what's gone on but at least I know what's
> causing it.
No file transfer program should be changing a tar file. Your e-mail program
might have done some damage when encoding/decoding it though.


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You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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