amavisd-new crashing

Mike Andrews mandrews at
Mon Sep 14 00:03:47 UTC 2009

On Sat, 12 Sep 2009, GalaxyPC.Net Administrator wrote:

> Eric,
> I battled this all morning and found some helpful posts on the amavisd-new
> sourceforge lists. In the decoders section of amavisd.conf, look for the
> following lines. Comment out one at a time, reloading amavisd each time, of
> course, until you are able to flush your queue successfully. In my case it
> was 'asc', but in yours I would try 'uue' first. There were suggestions on
> SF to comment all the 'ascii' lines out.
>  ['asc',  \&do_ascii],
>  ['uue',  \&do_ascii],
>  ['hqx',  \&do_ascii],
>  ['ync',  \&do_ascii],

Yep, I had the same problem on two different machines (one 8.0 one 7.2), 
and the same fix.  The problem is actually in Convert::UUlib, rather than 
specifically in amavisd-new...  commenting out those lines removes all 
calls to Convert::UUlib thus working around the problem.

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