"Can't set UID 8" errors

Michael St. Laurent mikes at hartwellcorp.com
Fri May 15 15:53:33 IST 2009

> I'm having trouble with MailScanner halting its message processing
> periodically.  When this happens and the hourly check to make sure
> still running takes place I get the following:
> /etc/cron.hourly/check_MailScanner:
> Starting MailScanner...Can't set UID 8 at /usr/sbin/MailScanner line
> 1479.
>  Failed.
> This was happening with version 4.76.12-1 and also with version
> 4.76.25-1 after I upgraded to see if that would help (it has not).

I am also seeing entries such as the following in the /var/log/messages

May 15 06:49:38 hcfw1 MailScanner: Process did not exit cleanly,
returned 11 wit
h signal 0

This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.

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