Using the install package on FreeBSD 8.0 - outdated INSTALL.FreeBSD & a odd lint message

Mikael Syska mikael at
Fri Jan 29 12:36:39 GMT 2010


Also ... found a other thing ...

I'm using postfix ....
When running:
MailScanner --lint

It gave me no errors at all .... so I started MailScanner. In the
maillog I saw this entry:
Jan 29 03:18:40 freebsd MailScanner[89552]: User's home directory
/var/spool/postfix is not writable
Jan 29 03:18:40 freebsd MailScanner[89552]: You need to set the
"SpamAssassin User State Dir" to a directory that the "Run As User"
can write to

Should the above message not have been found when run MailScanner with
the --lint option ?

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 12:31 PM, Kai Schaetzl <maillists at> wrote:
> Mikael Syska wrote on Fri, 29 Jan 2010 02:48:36 +0100:
> read again ;-)

Will do ... I'm not native speaking english ... but
>> If the above not misleading ....
>> > I have found [if found would be listed here] scanners installed, and
> will use them all by default.

It still does say ... "I have found scanners" ... no, you did not find
any scanners .... and all the scanners you did not find, will be used

>> And then the next line:
>> > You appear to have no virus scanners installed at all!

Still ... just wanted to point it out ... could be misleading.

Mikael Syska

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