Bug 860501 - Default options to spamassassin rc are wrong
Default options to spamassassin rc are wrong
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: spamassassin (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
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Reported: 2012-09-25 21:52 EDT by Steven W. Orr
Modified: 2013-08-01 14:12 EDT (History)
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Description Steven W. Orr 2012-09-25 21:52:22 EDT
Description of problem:
The default values supplied in /etc/sysconfig/spamassassin are not applicable for running spamd. An example of proper content might be (something like)

SPAMDOPTIONS='--daemonize --sql-config --nouser-config --username=nobody'

The supplied values 

SPAMDOPTIONS="-d -c -m5 -H"

are not applicable to running spamd. They used to be applicable to running the spamassassin command before spamd was created.

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Additional info: This is a general problem with the setup and documentation of spamd. This bug is in the context of the /etc/init.d/spamassassin script starting spamd. Because it is used to start and stop spamd, there is never a time when the options could ever be applied to the spamassassin command line.

The whole problem encompasses what RDBMS is used (mysql or postgres). A related issue is that the mysql scripts used to setup the database uses MyISAM tables instead of InNoDB. Any system will slow down to a crawl if InNoDB is not used because MyISAM files do not allow for record locking.
Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2012-09-25 23:14:22 EDT
I'm afraid I don't understand the problem here... 

"-d -c -m5 -H" are all perfectly valid parameters to spamd here. 

        -d, --daemonize                   Daemonize

        -c, --create-prefs                Create user preferences files

        -m num, --max-children=num        Allow maximum num children

        -H [dir], --helper-home-dir[=dir]  Specify a different HOME directory
"By specifying no
           argument, spamd will use the spamc caller's home directory instead."

In Fedora 17, spamassassin doesn't use a /etc/init.d/spamassassin script, it uses a systemd unit file. 

Setup of a db to store spamassassin information is fine, but out of the scope of the default. 

Perhaps you installed spamassassin from cpan or a different source?

rpm -q spamassassin

rpm -V spamassassin 

might help isolate whats going on. 

Also, any errors you are seeing from using the default options would be good.
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