AMaViS doesn't restart normally

Patrick Ben Koetter p at
Fri Jun 1 00:00:24 CEST 2012

* Jim Knuth <jk at>:
> am 31.05.12 22:58 schrieb <francwalter at>:
> >Hello
> >
> >I installed amavisd-new 2.6.5-0ubuntu on my Ubuntu 12.04 Server with Postfix 2.9.1-4, Spamassassin 3.3.1 and ClamAV  and now I am not sure how to restart it correctly.
> >
> >When I do:
> >
> >service amavis restart
> >
> >I get an error:
> >
> >root at example:~# service amavis restart
> >Stopping amavisd: (not running).
> >Starting amavisd: The amavisd daemon is already running, PID: [4307]
> >(failed).
> >root at example:~#
> I've had the same thing on Debian. Have a look at
> the German postfix list, 3 month ago. ;)
> The only solution was: Complete delete amavis
> and new install. Really. Is the fastest way.

Come on Jim, this ain't Windows! We don't tear down the OS and install it
again simply because a service does not work as expected.

What is it that /etc/init/amavis does different from the old-style INIT

p at rick

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