Could not open Bayes rebuild lockfile /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/Locks/MS.bayes.rebuild.lock, No such file or directory

Randal, Phil prandal at
Wed Jan 7 10:57:47 GMT 2009

Works for me on CentOS 5.2 and MailScanner 4.74.13. 


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-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Brian
Sent: 07 January 2009 01:25
To: mailscanner at
Subject: Re: Could not open Bayes rebuild lockfile
/var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/Locks/MS.bayes.rebuild.lock,No such file
or directory

John Wilcock <john <at>> writes:

> RPM users aren't reporting this AFAICT, so maybe there's an omission 
> in the tar.gz version of mailscanner_create_locks.
> John.


I've just upgraded an RPM based system (centos 5.2) to 4.74.13 and I am
also getting those messages. Mail seems to be passing through OK though.


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