Re: Can't Setup/Configure Mailscanner / Can't Upgrade Mailscanner / Can't Uninstall Mailacanner
From: Leonard Chatagnier (lenc_at_ruralcomm.com)
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 01:15:26 -0600 To: debian-users <email@example.com>
Robert Waldner wrote:
>On Mon, 17 Jan 2005 14:42:44 CST, Leonard Chatagnier writes:
>>>>>I think the base problem lies in the Mailscanner configuration/setup
>>>>>dialog. It said to edit /etc/default/mailscanner, after
>>>>>modifying exim or sendmail to suit your needs, and this statement if
>>>>>found in /etc/init.d/mailscanner which originall appeared
>>>>>on the tty output of an apt-get install mailscanner:
>>>>>"Please edit the file /etc/mailscanner/mailscanner.conf according to
>>>>>your needs. Then configure sendmail or exim for use
>>>>>After you are done you will have to edit /etc/default/mailscanner as
>>>>>well(file didn't exist at the time). Then you will have to set
>>>>>the variable run_mailscanner to 1, and then type
>>>>>"/etc/init.d/mailscanner start" to start the mailscanner daemon."
>>>>>Now, the confusion lies in the last paragraph of the quote. Is this
>>>>>the way to set an environmental variable?
>No, this just sets a variable in the file /etc/default/mailscanner,
> which in turn is read (and needed) by the script /etc/init.d/mailscanner.
>>>>>Do I use the set
>The problem is that the mailscanner package is not even _installed_
> properly, otherwise the file /etc/default/mailscanner would already be
> there and await your editing.
>I _strongly_ suggest you de-install mailscanner, `apt-get --purge \
> remove mailscanner`, do an `apt-get update; apt-get -f install`, and
> _only_ if that finishes without any errors whatsoever to re-install
> mailscanner with `apt-get install mailscanner`. Then, let us know
> about your progess ;)
Robert, here are the result of the above suggestions:
apt-get --purge \ remove mailscanner said mailscanner
was already uninstalled. I had successfully removed it
before. good so far.
Did the apt-get update OK here.
Did apt-get -f install, no errors unless "7 packages not upgraded
would be considered and errror. I don't usually consider it so.
Then I did the apt-get install mailscanner with the listed output
/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/preinst line22: db_get: command not found
(note: this file doesn't exist. I looked)
dpkg: error processing
Sub process pre-installation script returned error exit status 127
Errors were encountered installing mailscanner
E. Subprocess /usr/bin/dpkg returned error code (1)
I believe the above is an exact quote of the mailscanner install output.
Hope it help to pin down the problem cus I'm at a loss to fix it.
Ready to try anything else,
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