Spamassassin -D --lint fixed relative path error?

Matt Kettler mkettler at
Thu Jan 24 13:54:32 GMT 2008

Budi Febrianto wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm not sure about this, but I see a lot of this when I run spamassassin 
> -D --lint
> [4822] dbg: config: fixed relative path: 
> /var/lib/spamassassin/3.002003/updates_spamassassin_org/  
>   0.00345

> Is this normal?

Yes, that's completely normal for SA once you've run sa-update.

In general, if it doesn't show up in spamassassin --lint (without the -D) it's 
generally not a problem. ie: if there's problems, spamassassin --lint should 
print them. If there's no problems, it should run silently.

I'd also generally advise not using the -D flag unless you're trying to track 
down an elusive problem, or are merely wondering how SA handles things 
internally. For routine config checks, you're better off without the extra debug 
noise, as it may cause you to overlook actual important warnings.

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