AMaViS doesn't restart normally

Patrick Ben Koetter p at
Thu May 31 23:09:18 CEST 2012

* francwalter at <francwalter at>:
> 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).

Make sure all files in /etc/amavis/conf.d/ are readable by user amavis.

p at rick

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