Timestamp problem when running --debug-sa

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Apr 8 13:54:13 IST 2008

shuttlebox wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 10:53 PM, Jeff A. Earickson <jaearick at colby.edu> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  I played with this on Friday, by fiddling with check_mailscanner.sh
>>  and changing the PATH and AWK definitions there.  My GNU gawk is
>>  in /usr/local/bin so I put that in the path first.  I use Solaris
>>  10 (sparc) too.
> I changed the paths in SA.pm instead.
>>  I got debug mode to work with timestamps from gawk, but version
>>  4.68.8 would just hang in the middle of a debug run with gawk
>>  in play.  :(  Haven't had time to chase it further.
> What is the expected behavior of --debug-sa? I have never really used
> it. What it does for me it picks up messages already in mqueue.in and
> then stops at the below line:
Use it with --debug and it will do exactly the same as --debug except it 
will also output all the SpamAssassin debug information, with a 
timestamp on the front of each line.
> 14:26:36 [29919] dbg: learn: auto-learn? no: inside auto-learn
> thresholds, not considered ham or spam
> It doesn't seem to be active after that though.
It only makes sense to use it with --debug. I don't guarantee what will 
happen if you use it without --debug.
>  I tried feeding
> another message to it with mailx but it didn't pick that up so I had
> to break it with ctrl-c. If I use only --debug (not both --debug and
> --debug-sa) it returns after processing the current mail.
> Is that what is to be expected?


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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