MailScanner --lint - was: watermark error?

Mark Sapiro mark at
Wed Apr 30 03:43:08 IST 2008

Mark Sapiro wrote:

>[root at sbh16 ~]# MailScanner --lint
>Trying to setlogsock(unix)
>Read 821 hostnames from the phishing whitelist
>Read 3765 hostnames from the phishing blacklist
>Checking version numbers...
>Version number in MailScanner.conf (4.68.8) is correct.
>Your envelope_sender_header in spam.assassin.prefs.conf is correct.
>MailScanner setting GID to  (89)
>MailScanner setting UID to  (89)
>Checking for SpamAssassin errors (if you use it)...
>SpamAssassin temporary working directory is /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/SpamAssassin-Temp
>SpamAssassin temp dir = /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/SpamAssassin-Temp
>Using SpamAssassin results cache
>Connected to SpamAssassin cache database
>SpamAssassin reported no errors.
>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
>Cannot create temporary Work Dir /30293. Are the permissions and ownership of  correct? at /usr/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 152

BTW, in spite of the above error report, it does successfully create
the /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/30293 directory.

[root at sbh16 ~]# ls -ld /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/30293
drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 4096 Apr 29 19:12
[root at sbh16 ~]#

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

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