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Re: [AMaViS-user] 2.7.0-pre7 and amavisd reload

From: Gary V <mr88talent_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Oct 31 2010 - 03:46:56 GMT

On 10/30/10, Mark Martinec wrote:
> For the archive:
>> I can repro this on two out of two Debian lenny machines so far. I did
>> not change any of the settings mentioned in prior posts. This happens
>> without making any config file changes whatsoever. Here are more
>> details on the two machines:
> It was a permission problem on a config file. A warm reload implies
> that the new daemon process inherits the UID under which its parent run,
> so it cannot read files accessible only to root - and neither can it
> log the problem unfortunately, as it has no controlling terminal
> not is it able to read the logging configuration settings.
> Mark

Indeed, changing my amavisd.conf from root:root 0640 to root:amavis
0640 allowed me to keep prying eyes from amavisd.conf and allowed
'amavisd reload' to function as designed in my various setups.

I understand that repurposing 'reload' is the only logical choice for
the command, but I imagine there are a lot of people who place the
command in scripts (amavisd reload after sa-update for example) that
may encounter the same issue I had.

Like me, people don't always read the release notes, or when they do,
they tend to skim through them looking for salient points and don't
immediately recognize the implications of a change of this nature.
Kind of like what dogs hear when humans speak to them:

blah blah blah blah Lassie blah blah blah

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