MailScanner --lint - was: watermark error?

Mark Sapiro mark at
Tue Apr 29 22:22:06 IST 2008

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 09:01:17AM +0200, John Wilcock wrote:
> On a probably unrelated note, MailScanner --lint tells me
> Cannot create temporary Work Dir /8103. Are the permissions and 
> ownership of  correct? at /usr/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ 
> line 152

I have seen this many times. I just checked again (version 4.68.8) and
I see the above error preceded immediately by

Your "Incoming Work Directory" should be specified as an absolute path, not including any links. But I will work okay anyway. at /usr/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 139

This occurs even though I have

Incoming Work Dir = /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming

in MailScanner.conf and there are no links in that path.

The interesting thing is I always get errors like this if I run

 MailScanner --lint

as root from my home directory, but if I cd to /etc/MailScanner before
running the command, it produces the expected output without either of
the above errors.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro net       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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