[Mimedefang] mimedefang fails to start upon reboot

jef moskot jef at math.miami.edu
Fri Nov 20 06:30:35 EST 2009

On Wed, 18 Nov 2009, Aniruddha Barua wrote:
> When mimedefang is working fine after this manual stop, 5 sec wait and 
> start, what happens when you restart it again? Does it still show the 
> error messages or other problematic signs?

The restart fails again.

I get a lot of this:

sm-mta[36460]: nAKBJxPa036460: Milter (mimedefang): local socket name /var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock unsafe
sm-mta[36460]: nAKBJxPa036460: Milter (mimedefang): to error state
sm-mta[36460]: nAKBJxPa036460: Milter: initialization failed, temp failing commands
sm-mta[36464]: nAKBK19G036464: Milter (mimedefang): local socket name /var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock unsafe
sm-mta[36464]: nAKBK19G036464: Milter (mimedefang): to error state
sm-mta[36464]: nAKBK19G036464: Milter: initialization failed, temp failing commands

A stop with a short delay, then another start seems to do the trick.

> What are the other related services like clamav or other anti virus 
> running in your host? Any other memory intensive application running?

Nothing serious is running.  Not even clam as a daemon.

> When you compiled mimedefang, did it show any error/warning message(s)?

Not much to see, although, from the config, this could be interesting:

checking if it is safe to destroy and recreate a Perl interpreter... Bus error (core dumped)

During compile time, I found this:

./embperl.c: In function 'make_embedded_interpreter':
./embperl.c:72: warning: passing argument 2 of 'Perl_sys_init3' from incompatible pointer type

Jeffrey Moskot
System Administrator
jef at math.miami.edu

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