MailScanner keeps restarting, mails are kept on hold
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Wed Aug 20 15:22:12 IST 2008
> I am using MailScanner on a Ubuntu Dapper server (running, productive
> system, therefore older) and everything was working fine before I did
> an apt-get upgrade. Now MailScanner keeps restarting with these log
> timestamp servername MailScanner[##]: Using locktype = flock
> timestamp servername MailScanner[##]: MailScanner E-Mail Virus Scanner
> version 4.46.2 starting...
> timestamp servername MailScanner[##]: Read 676 hostnames from the
> phishing whitelist
> Apparently this could result from an unusable bayes database for
> SpamAssassin but I have rebuilt that and cleared (just to be sure) it.
> I have re-installed MailScanner and also tried to install a newer
> version, which failed dismally, as a lot of dependencies are not met
> with the standard Dapper packages (and I couldn't backport them).
> How can I resolve this issue without too much trouble/time?
That "--debug" switch will make it run in the foreground, pick up one
batch of messages, process them and then quit. You will probably find it
spits out some error message or similar, which should point you in the
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