amavis doesn't start

Johannes Kehrer johannes at
Wed Aug 14 11:47:18 CEST 2013

Problem solved. The error in my previous post was caused by a line break that 
obviously "nano" inserted, when I set the variable $myhostname.
I didn't had a look there before, because the errormessage pointed me to some 
php file....

However, amavis still reported an error, because uname -n doesn't show the 
FQDN, only the name of the machine, in my case "mail" and not 

Now I set the variable "myhostname" to the FQDN and everything works.

BTW, the command hostname -f shows the FQDN....


Am Dienstag, 13. August 2013, 22:55:43 schrieb Krzysztof Zarzycki:
> W dniu 2013-08-13 20:58, Johannes Kehrer pisze:
> > Aug 13 20:21:54 mail amavisd[1885]: Error in config file
> > "/etc/amavisd.conf": syntax error at /etc/amavisd.conf line 164, near
> > "name!"
> IMHO you should show us your /etc/amavisd.conf file.
> Did you change anything there? Something in line 164 perhaps?
> Regards
> Krzysiek
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