Tag: mail

Amavisd fails to start due to BerkeleyDB, libdb, and db.h

Yet again, I had troubles with restarting amavisd after some package updates. You can see about the other problems that I’ve had with the application in these two previous blog posts: missing SpamAssassin rules causing amavis to fail and start-up failures due to a missing Perl IPv6 module. This time, the problem was related to …

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Amavisd – debugging and logging startup failures

Recently, I wrote an article about amavisd not running with Postfix, and getting a “Connection refused to 127.0.0.1” error message that wasn’t easy to diagnose. Yesterday, I ran into another problem with amavisd refusing to start properly, and I wasn’t readily able to figure out why. By default, amavisd logs to your mail log, which …

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Amavisd isn’t running with Postfix – connection refused to 127.0.0.1

Late last night, I decided to apply some needed updates to my personal mail server, which is running Gentoo Linux (OpenRC) with a mail stack of Postfix & Dovecot with AMaViS (filtering based on SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and Vipul’s Razor). After applying the updates, and restarting the necessary components of the mail stack, I ran my …

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