MailScanner debug hanging

Robert Lopez rlopezcnm at
Thu May 16 19:21:50 IST 2013

On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 10:28 AM, John Baker <johnnyb at> wrote:
> Hi, I'm finishing a new mailserver build with the last stable MailScanner. I
> ran MailScanner --debug to check for problems and it keeps hanging after
> Building a message batch to scan...
> However MailScanner --lint works ok.
> How can I get debug information on why debug won't run properly? Any
> suggestions for sorting this out?
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run it again with --lint.

These will sit and wait for a batch:
MailScanner --debug
MailScanner --debug --debug-sa

These will not wait for a batch:
MailScanner --debug --lint
MailScanner --debug --debug-sa --lint

There is strace as in:
strace MailScanner --debug

Robert Lopez
Unix Systems Administrator
Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

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