Amavisd does not start

Chris Jones linux at
Thu Jul 20 19:40:10 UTC 2006

Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> Chris Jones schrieb:
>> Thanks for that. There is nothing in that log, unfortunately that 
>> points to the issue. Here is the result of my starting amavisd:-
>> [root at bilbo subsys]# service amavisd start
>> Starting amavisd:                                          [  OK  ]
>> [root at bilbo subsys]# service amavisd status
>> amavisd dead but subsys locked
>> [root at bilbo subsys]#
>> ... and here is the log fragment for that start:
>> Jul 20 18:27:41 bilbo amavis[7120]: starting.  /usr/sbin/amavisd at 
>> bilbo.stow-jones.local amavisd-new-2.4.1 (20060508), Unicode aware, 
>> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
>> Jul 20 18:27:41 bilbo amavis[7120]: Perl version               5.008008
> Nothing more appears at amavisd start time? Normally quite a few tests 
> would run, about the Perl environment / helper modules, anti-virus 
> scanners, spamassassin ...
No. That is all that occurs.

>> Which says to me that something is wrong, but I cannot see where.
> Time to get a hand at /etc/amavisd.conf. It has an option to not use 
> sylog for logging but an own file. Use that in combination with a 
> higher debug level.
$DO_SYSLOG = 1;              # log via syslogd (preferred)

What level should I set to increase the logging?

> Do you have SELinux being enforced?

Chris Jones

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