No Errors, But Process Killed Immediately

Mark Martinec Mark.Martinec+amavis at
Fri Oct 21 00:24:34 CEST 2011


> When I start amavis it creates a new PID in the appropriate file;
> however, the process immediately dies. I can't get any logging info

The quickest way to get debugging on the screen and prevent
amavisd from daemonizing is to run it as:  # amavisd debug

> [from amavisd.conf]
> # true (e.g. 1) => syslog;  false (e.g. 0) => logging to file
> $DO_SYSLOG = 1;                   # (defaults to false)
> #$SYSLOG_LEVEL = '';     # (facility.priority, default
> '')
> # Log file (if not using syslog)
> $LOGFILE = "$MYHOME/amavis.log";  # (defaults to empty, no log)
> Not quite sure what it means about defaulting to empty since there is a
> path there and I touched (and chown'd) the file to create it. TIA,

If $DO_SYSLOG is true then logging goes to syslog,
and $LOGFILE is ignored.


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