[Mimedefang] Graphdefang 0.9 missing events?

Mark admin at asarian-host.net
Sat Nov 1 22:41:07 EST 2003

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Kirkland" <jpk at bl.org>
To: "Mark" <admin at asarian-host.net>
Cc: <mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 12:54 AM
Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] Graphdefang 0.9 missing events?

> Hello, Mark,

Hey, an answer from the author himself. I appreciate that. :) And I
absolutely love the program. Took me about half a day to get the GD lib
stuff installed (or, I should say, it took me that long to figure out I
needed the libpng library first), but it was worth my while. I especially
like the easy way you can customize your own events.

> I'm suspecting one of the following:
> 1. You are having DBFile issues and only seeing the items from the most
> recent time you ran graphdefang and not the ones in the SummaryDB file.

That may be it. In fact, today I noticed that when I feed graphdefang a new
/var/log/maillog, it seems to have completely forgotten about everything
before! I was gonna write about that as soon as I got the missing events
solved. :)

Though I must say, that I have never had a problem with DB_File before. And
I use it extensively to interface with a DRAC's "hash" database.

> This is common on BSD systems. There's info in my faq about this at
> www.bl.org/~jpk/graphdefang

I saw that. But I do not have those palette errors described there.

I could update my BerkeleyDB; but that would be a last resort measure; as
this is integral to the system, and also used by sendmail et al. And I do
not potentially want to break such a vital part of the system.

Is there not an easy test I can do to test the functionality of the
SummaryDB? I seems created alright. It is about 5MB (ca. two weeks worth of

At any rate, I appreciate your help,

- Mark

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