Amavis::SpamControl->new not found

Thomas Hummel hummel at
Fri May 15 12:58:41 UTC 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 01:53:35PM +0200, Thomas Hummel wrote:

>   # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/amavisd start
>   Starting amavisd.
>   Can't locate object method "new" via package "Amavis::SpamControl" at /usr/local/sbin/amavisd line 13878.
> On this particular server, I don't want spam check at all, so /usr/local/etc/amavisd.conf states :
>   @bypass_spam_checks_maps  = (1);  # controls running of anti-spam code
> which doesn't seem to be overriden anwhere else.
> Line 13878 of /usr/local/sbin/amavisd states :
>   $spamcontrol_obj = Amavis::SpamControl->new  if $extra_code_antispam;
> Considering I don't need spam check at all, I tried commenting this line and
> amavisd-new started and seemed to work.

Today, I tried something different :

  . comment @bypass_spam_checks_maps  = (1); in amavisd.conf, thus getting the
     default as stated in amavid, which is

     @bypass_spam_checks_maps = (
      \%bypass_spam_checks, \@bypass_spam_checks_acl, \$bypass_spam_checks_re);

  . assume that spam checks won't be launched even if I commented
    @bypass_spam_checks_maps since my amavisd.conf states

    $sa_mail_body_size_limit = 1; # don't waste time on SA if mail is larger
    # default: undef, no limitations

Although amavisd launch succeeded then, as a side effet I got many messages
returned with 

  Subject: Considered UNSOLICITED BULK EMAIL, apparently from you
  >From: "Content-filter at [...]

So I reverted to the solution described in my previous message.

Conclusion : 

it seems to me that :

  . amavisd miss somewhere the "import" of the Amavis::SpamControl package (I
    don't see such import anywhere)

  . @bypass_spam_checks_maps  = (1); doesn't bypass everything since 

     $spamcontrol_obj = Amavis::SpamControl->new  if $extra_code_antispam;

   is still executed.

  .  $sa_mail_body_size_limit = 1; isn't enough to fully bypass spam engine since some
     messages where marked UBE.


Thomas Hummel 	    | Institut Pasteur
<hummel at> | Pôle informatique - systèmes et réseau

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