MailScanner 4.88.5-3 not being invoked by sendmail

Mike Watson mikew at
Sun Feb 24 02:24:45 GMT 2008

I've been using MailScanner for some years.  My old mail server (Fedora 
3/MS 4.37.7-1/SA 3.0.4-2.fc3/sendmail 8.13) works fine but it is running 
out of room.  I built a new mail server running Fedora 7, MS 4.66.5-3, 
and Spamassassin 3.2.4-1.fc7 with sendmail 8.14.

Sendmail works and I can send and receive mail through it.  
But---MailScanner, although returning a good status, is either not 
running or not being invoked.  There are no MailScanner or Spamassassin 
headers being added to e-mail, nor is there any info provided in maillog.

I'm at a quandary.  The MS install appears to run correctly without 
error.  The customizations to the .conf files are the same as on the 
working box.  Is there another install step that I missed?

Here is the output of MailScanner -v:

[root at cygni ~]# MailScanner -v
Running on
Linux 2.6.21-7.fc7xen #1 SMP Tue Feb 12 12:32:24 EST 
2008 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
This is Fedora release 7 (Moonshine)
This is Perl version 5.008008 (5.8.8)

This is MailScanner version 4.66.5
Module versions are:
1.00    AnyDBM_File
1.16    Archive::Zip
1.04    Carp
1.119   Convert::BinHex
2.27    Date::Parse
1.00    DirHandle
1.05    Fcntl
2.74    File::Basename
2.09    File::Copy
2.01    FileHandle
1.08    File::Path
0.19    File::Temp
0.90    Filesys::Df
1.35    HTML::Entities
3.56    HTML::Parser
2.37    HTML::TokeParser
1.23    IO
1.14    IO::File
1.13    IO::Pipe
2.02    Mail::Header
1.86    Math::BigInt
3.07    MIME::Base64
5.425   MIME::Decoder
5.425   MIME::Decoder::UU
5.425   MIME::Head
5.425   MIME::Parser
3.07    MIME::QuotedPrint
5.425   MIME::Tools
0.11    Net::CIDR
1.09    POSIX
1.18    Scalar::Util
1.78    Socket
1.4     Sys::Hostname::Long
0.18    Sys::Syslog
1.86    Time::HiRes
1.02    Time::localtime

Optional module versions are:
1.30    Archive::Tar
0.21    bignum
missing Business::ISBN
missing Business::ISBN::Data
0.17    Convert::TNEF
missing Data::Dump
1.815   DB_File
1.13    DBD::SQLite
1.56    DBI
1.14    Digest
1.01    Digest::HMAC
2.36    Digest::MD5
2.11    Digest::SHA1
missing Encode::Detect
missing Error
missing ExtUtils::CBuilder
missing ExtUtils::ParseXS
missing Inline
missing IO::String
1.04    IO::Zlib
missing IP::Country
missing Mail::ClamAV
3.002004        Mail::SpamAssassin
missing Mail::SPF
missing Mail::SPF::Query
0.19    Math::BigRat
missing Module::Build
missing Net::CIDR::Lite
0.61    Net::DNS
missing Net::DNS::Resolver::Programmable
missing Net::LDAP
missing NetAddr::IP
missing Parse::RecDescent
missing SAVI
2.64    Test::Harness
missing Test::Manifest
1.95    Text::Balanced
1.35    URI
missing version
missing YAML
[root at cygni ~]#

Mike W


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