View Full Version : [ubuntu] Out of my mind!!!

December 10th, 2008, 03:25 AM
Folks, here's the story. I am running 8.4.1 server version with the latest packages. I am running SpamAssassin, Procmail and Postfix which is giving me a load of grief.

Here is the scenario:

1. Using /etc/aliases file I place an include into the file like this:

staff_all: :include:/groups/staff_all.txt

In staff_all.txt there are approximately 30 email addresses
in a list which look like this:



2. If I use the scenario above, Spamassasin segfaults three or four time in the kern.log file. Mind you this does work and folks are receiving email. Now, If I remove the :include: section and place email address in the file like this:

staff_all: steve, fred, ....

No more segfaults.. :confused:

Has anyone seem or heard of this issue before? I have the correct permissions on the file and I made sure the postfix knows about the include in the aliases file.

Thanks in advance,

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Just a quick update for everyone. First off, my server had a bad memory module (Thanks Memtest !!), however, it didn't stop the Spamassassin segfaults from happening. What I did was to install "spamc" and use this as a filter in postfix master.cf, totally bypassing Procmail altogether. No more segfaults. Here's a sample:

In the master.cf - change this:

smtp inet n - - - - smtpd

to this:

smtp inet n - n - - smtpd -o content_filter=spamassassin

Then add an entry at the bottom of your master.cf file that looks like this:

spamassassin unix - n n - - pipe
flags=R user=spamuser argv=/usr/bin/spamc -e /usr/sbin/sendmail -oi -f $

Once complete. Start and Stop Spamassassin and then postfix.

If you use procmail, remove or comment the "mailbox_command = /usr/bin/procmail" command and restart postfix.

Good Luck.