mailscanner.conf symlink

Mark Sapiro mark at
Tue Feb 16 17:27:33 GMT 2010

On 11:59 AM, Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> There's some confusion ;-) The rpm creates a symlink
> ln -s /etc/MailScanner/spamassassin.prefs.conf 
> /etc/mail/spamassassin/mailscanner.conf
> (Just see I omitted the "spamassassin" accidentally, but I guess, Jules 
> understood what I meant.)

Thanks for the clarification. I understand now.

> This is not good if you have already a working spamassassin config in 
> /etc/mail/spamassassin. Thus I first removed it and then touched a file 
> there. Still the rpm overwrites that with a symlink. So, one has to 
> correct this with each installation.

Or, I think you could just edit /etc/MailScanner/spamassassin.prefs.conf
to contain nothing or only things you want. I'm not certain this works,
but mine is edited and the rpm doesn't overwrite it.

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