MailScanner 5.0.7-2

Jerry Benton jerry.benton at
Sat Feb 17 15:12:31 UTC 2018

Did you run this installer as the root user? On Ubuntu, after you log in:

sudo -i

Then install.


Jerry Benton

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From: MailScanner 
[ at] 
On Behalf Of Michael Abboud
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2018 04:21
To: mailscanner at
Subject: Re: MailScanner 5.0.7-2

Hi List,

My first post, so please forgive any obvious blunders...

I downloaded MailScanner-5.0.7-2.deb.tar, extracted and ran:

./ --update

...on my:

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
Release:        16.04
Codename:       xenial


The ./install --update command worked up until the last part of the script 
which attempts to install the .deb package.

The install log says:
Installing the MailScanner .deb package ...
(Reading database ... 261497 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../MailScanner-5.0.7-2-noarch.deb ...
cp: cannot stat '/etc/MailScanner/CustomFunctions/*': No such file or 
dpkg: error processing archive 
/home/sysadmin/MailScanner-5.0.7-2/MailScanner-5.0.7-2-noarch.deb (--install):
 subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket 
/com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused
insserv: warning: script 'screen-cleanup' missing LSB tags and overrides
insserv: Default-Start undefined, assuming empty start runlevel(s) for script 
insserv: Default-Stop  undefined, assuming empty stop  runlevel(s) for script 
Errors were encountered while processing:

I'm wondering if the .deb package is somehow corrupt?

I also tried Mark's approach using the Build.deb script but I couldn't get the 
build to succeed on my Ubuntu server.

Any thoughts for a newbie?

Best regards,

On 9/2/18 2:46 pm, Jerry Benton wrote:

Sorry. Working on it now.

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 9:16 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at 
<mailto:mark at> > wrote:

I notice 5.0.7-2 is not yet available at

FWIW, I built the Debian package from a clone of
<> using the Build.debian script and
installed it on two different Ubuntu 16.04 systems via

./ --update

and had no problems.

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