Bug 75814 - spamassassin does not function
Summary: spamassassin does not function
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: spamassassin (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Chip Turner
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Reported: 2002-10-13 00:15 UTC by Dumitru Ciobarcianu
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-02-28 22:07:46 UTC
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Description Dumitru Ciobarcianu 2002-10-13 00:15:22 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020809

Description of problem:
doing "cat sample-spam.txt | spamc" is not recognized as spam

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start spamd (/etc/init.d/spamassassin start)
2. Go to /usr/share/doc/spamassassin-2.31
3. "cat sample-spam.txt | spamc || echo $? " Should return 1 (recognized as
spam) instead it returns 74
3. "cat sample-nonspam.txt | spamc || echo $? " Should return 0 (not spam)
instead it returns 74

Comment 1 Chip Turner 2002-11-05 00:25:17 UTC
please attach the spam you're seeing trouble with.  also please comfirm it works
with the non-daemon spamassassin.  an strace of the spamd daemon during this
would also be helpful.

Comment 2 Thomas M Steenholdt 2003-02-14 07:28:17 UTC
This might actually be a problem with the spamassassin version included with Red
Hat 8.0.
I was investigatnig the same problem at my house last night and found that it
was in the auto-whitelist functionality (-a passed to spamd) that the problem
should be found... And the problem at my place is only there when spamc is run
as root.
For some reason the new_checker function in DBBasedAddrList.pm is seeing $path
for the root user as //.spamassassin/ instead of /root/.spamassassin...

try running

"spamd -a -c"

as root on one terminal (leave out the -d specified in the init.d script). Then
on another tty run, also as root;

"spamc </usr/share/doc/spamassassin-2.31/sample-spam.txt"

and you will see:
"Cannot create tmp lockfile //.spamassassin/auto-whitelist.lock : No such file
or directory" This error is displayed from line 55 in DBBasedAddrList.pm.

What i did to circumvent the error was to upgrade to latest RawHide 2.43-10
version, which does not seem to have this problem.

Comment 3 Warren Togami 2004-02-28 22:07:46 UTC
I'm quite sure this issue was fixed a long time ago, and also RH8 has
hit End Of Life support.  You may want to upgrade to newer
distributions anyway if you are still using RH8.  File a new bug
against the newer distributions if you are still having problems. 
Thank you.

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