New MS install is slow to an extreme

DAve dave.list at
Thu Apr 3 22:09:10 IST 2008

Ugo Bellavance wrote:
> DAve wrote:
>> bash-2.05b# ./MailScanner --debug --debug-sa
>> In Debugging mode, not forking...
>> Trying to setlogsock(unix)
>> *****
>> If 'awk' (with support for the function strftime) was
>> available on your $PATH then all the SpamAssassin debug
>> output would have the current time added to the start of
>> every line, making debugging far easier.
>> *****
> You should install awk and this way you'll see timestamps in the debug 
> output, revealing what is taking so much time.

awk is installed in /usr/bin, but this version doesn't support strftime, 
I'll need to install gawk for that. No idea why they don't check awk 
capabilities during install, most anything else I install tells me I 
need GNU awk if the app requires it.

Since this machine is MS only, I've installed nothing else on it, so 
nothing required GNU awk. Sendmail compiled fine with awk vs gawk.


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