oddity on ms start - Found word(s) check out in the Text body

Rick Cooper rcooper at dwford.com
Fri Oct 28 13:55:27 IST 2011

Glenn Steen wrote:
> On 28 October 2011 10:01, Glenn Steen <glenn.steen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have one of those in the making too (noticed the diff in
>> initscript naming ... MailScanner != mailscanner), so will
>> check/compare with my prod systems. 
>> Cheers
>> --
>> -- Glenn
>> Den 28 okt 2011 03:08 skrev "Jeremy McSpadden" <jeremy at fluxlabs.net>:
>>> The MS rpm was pulled down from the Baruwa repo. I will build it
>>> out a few more times to determine if it is the repo or not.
> Well well, there it is... The init script supplied by the "baruwa repo
> version" of mailscanner isn't the same as the one provided by
> mailscanner.info. Just to be sure, I've DL'd the same version from
> both, extracred (rpm2cpio mailsc*.rpm | cpio -i -d) both, and done
> some looking and some diffs.
> I'm not saying the baruwa one is bad, just that it is different and
> hence might suffer from less exposure than the MailScanner one. I'm
> sure the baruwa maintainer has a good reason for the change.
> Question becomes... what else differs between the packages? I'll do
> some further diffs and  let you know.

Just looking at the suspect init script I would go to the rh_status_q()
function and comment out the "> /dev/null 2>&1" part after rh_status and see
what is being output there. My guess is you will find it believes something
is already running and exits before executing start() where as when you run
restart it does not go through the rh_status_q() call and thus starts the

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