Re: spamassassin running as 'nobody' causes problems
On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 17:06:18 -0800
Andrew Sackville-West <email@example.com> wrote:
> howdy folks.
> As I understand it, and frmo a little google, spamd changes its
> uid to 'nobody' when it get a message to scan. This causes a
> problem as it tries to update the AWL and bayes database files in
> its $HOME with is nonexistent. One recommendation I found was to
> change the user for spamd from nobody to spamd, and create that
> user for just this purpose. This seems fine, but I don't like to
> migrate too far from default configs. Any other suggestions? is
> there something simple I'm missing here? (probably). is this new
> user, spamd, the way to go or should I be tweaking some other conf
> to make this work.
I run Sendmail and procmail, along with SpamAssassin. In
/etc/procmailrc I use:
# Send through SpamAssassin
* < 256000
There is just enough room in the world for all the people in it, but
there is no room for the fences which separate them.