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Julian Field MailScanner at
Mon Jun 15 10:33:03 IST 2009

On 15/06/2009 09:56, Remco Barendse wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Jun 2009, Julian Field wrote:
>> Copy the mail df+qf pair to /var/spool/ and run something 
>> along the lines of
>> MailScanner --debug --id=n59KLG4X024369
>> and it should just process that one message and quit.
>> You might need to delete the Processing.db before you start. And I 
>> would stop your main MailScanner too, or else it will pick up the 
>> message and try to process it.
>> Please tell me what output you got from that MailScanner command.
> This is the output :
> [root at linuxgw]# MailScanner --debug --id=n59KLG4X024369
> In Debugging mode, not forking...
> Trying to setlogsock(unix)
> Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at 
> /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/Mail/ line 1088.
> Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at 
> /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/Mail/ line 1090.
> LibClamAV Warning: 
> ***********************************************************
> LibClamAV Warning: ***  This version of the ClamAV engine is outdated. 
> ***
> LibClamAV Warning: *** DON'T PANIC! Read 
> ***
> LibClamAV Warning: 
> ***********************************************************
> Building a message batch to scan...
> Have a batch of 1 message.
> Stopping now as you are debugging me.
That's quite normal, it processed the message successfully (apart from 
you needing to update your copy of ClamAV). So whatever was causing your 
message to kill MailScanner has gone away and isn't doing it now.


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