bug report

Rick Cooper rcooper at dwford.com
Mon Feb 15 18:42:58 GMT 2010

It seems odd that that ever worked. Near as I can tell the local state dir
directive came in around SA V 3.2 (could not find reference in the 3.0/3.1
readme files) and has always been (default) /var/lib/spamassassin and the
MailScanner.conf notes for the setting state the default as same. From
# The rules created by the "sa-update" tool are searched for here.
# This directory contains the 3.001001/updates_spamassassin_org
# directory structure beneath it.
# Only un-comment this setting once you have proved that the sa-update
# cron job has run successfully and has created a directory structure under
# the spamassassin directory within this one and has put some *.cf files in
# there. Otherwise it will ignore all your current rules!
# The default location may be /var/opt on Solaris systems.
SpamAssassin Local State Dir = /var/lib/spamassassin

( and yes I top posted and did not convert html to text because I don't want
to manually fix the quoting)


From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Noel Butler
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2010 2:32 AM
To: Ying; MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: bug report


A followup to this mornings mail, just got home and had a good look at it.
This issue can be resolved by changing locale state dir from /var/lib
to /var/lib/spamassasasin   it seems it no longer likes the search path 
being just /var/lib anymore.

I know /var/lib worked as recently as a little over a month ago by looking
at logs,  and by looking at the timestamps it all stopped here the day I
all perl modules and SA (so it seems it has not been working properly here
month either, yikes!),  but everything is working fine for an hour now ,
every mailscanner
score matches that given by amavisd-new, so i can thankfully get rid of that

Now be it SA or one of the perl modules that saw the ending of its liking
/var/lib I have no idea as I did them here all same time, so it is likely 
that anyone else using the old /var/lib  only in that setting will have
issues upon upgrading something or other down the track.

FYI, this also resolved my  "no report template found " problem I told you
occurred with these upgrades.  I'd send this to the list but as you know I'm
marked no posting so maybe you'd like to edit me out of this and resend it
as a reminder to any members still using the old  /var/lib to play it safe
add spamassassin  to the end of it :)


On Sat, 2010-02-13 at 10:29 +1000, Ying wrote: 

Rick, Hello, 

Yes I think much lost in translation, mailscanner work like this for three
years fine. 

We upgrade spamassassin to 3.3.0, this also also mean we upgrade all perl
modules needed by mailscanner, we check to make sure we have all required
modules, all look good, then start mailscanner back on and this problem
appear now. 

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Rick Cooper <mailto:rcooper at dwford.com>  

To: 'MailScanner  <mailto:mailscanner at lists.mailscanner.info> discussion' 

Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 2:31 AM 

Subject: RE: bug report 

Kind Regards,
SSA Noel Butler
L.C.P <http://counter.li.org>  No. 251002 


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