spamassassin problem with upgrade

Guido Falsi mad at
Fri Feb 12 11:02:28 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 11:59:24AM +0100, Guido Falsi wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 04:39:11AM -0600, eculp wrote:
> > Spamassassin seems to crash everytime I try to start it.
> > 
> > Starting spamd.
> > child process [89827] exited or timed out without signaling
> > production of a PID file: exit 25 at /usr/local/bin/spamd line 2544.
> > 
> > It has always just worked.  Any suggestions.
> Had this problem on two machines.
> I solved it by deinstalling spamassassin and all perl modules it
> depended upon, reinstalling it and all mandatory and optional perl
> modules it requires.

I'd also like to point out I user pkg_rmleaves to perform this task.
This is easier than doing it by hand using pkg_delete and less error
prone. You could, obviously, also have portmaster adn portupgrade
perform the task, but they'd update a whole lot more ports which don't
really need to be rebuilt.(like the perl interpreter itself)

Guido Falsi <mad at>

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