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Thread: Spamassassin install failed: GET 3.3 request faild

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2004

    Spamassassin install failed: GET 3.3 request faild


    I try to install spamassassin, and I followed the tutorial from:

    I installed the cpan modules, that seems to go fine. But when I go to /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/ to run I get the following error:

    [...]-DCONTACT_ADDRESS="the administrator of that system" -m644 -Irules -O/usr/share/spamassassin user_prefs.template languages sa-update-pubkey.txt
    chmod 755 /usr/share/spamassassin
    http: GET 3.3 request failed: 400 URL must be absolute: 400 URL must be absolute
    error: no mirror data available for channel
    channel: MIRRORED.BY contents were missing, channel failed

    /usr/bin/spamd -d -c -m 15
    Starting spamd doesnt work offcourse, also sa-update gives the same error as above.

    Anybody an idea what the error could be? Is the spamassassin updates mirror down?

    System details:
    Centos 6 x64 minimal
    Fresh install of directadmin

    Tested also on another system; had exactly the same error.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    It is now possible to install SpamAssassin using custombuild, so I think the article you link to need to be updated. To install SpamAssassin using custombuild, do this:

    cd /usr/local/directadmin/custombuild
    ./build set spamassassin yes
    ./build update
    ./build versions
    ./build spamassassin

  3. #3

    We've seen a string of emails about this within the last week.
    Since we've not changed anything recently, my guess is that it's a change on the download server end..

    However, I did find this:

    Which may indicate that it's related to IPv6, if your network doesn't support it.
    It's possible that a remote dns change to the download server ( was changed in a manner that is breaking the install for box that have IPv6, but don't support it.

    Post #14 mentions how to shut off IPv6 if you don't need it (I've not tested it, nor confirmed that it's a working solution, but his reply might indicate that it does fix it)

    So if anyone does try it and it does fix the issue, please let us know!


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    I had the same issue on my new server i set up last weekend.
    sa-update fails to get the latest spamassassin rules set so the installation fails.
    This is how i solved it:
    download the ruleset to your server through wget (get the rules from, make sure you also download GPG, MD5 and SHA1 signature files
    in ssh command:
    sa-update --install Mail-SpamAssassin-rules-3.3.2-r1104058.tgz

    this wll install the ruleset; when you build spamassassin again (./build spamassassin), no errors will turn up (that was the case on my server).

    hope this solves your issue too.

  5. #5
    Thanks for that useful information. I've updated the very bottom of the guide with the fix:

    We'll eventually incorporate this into custombuild and the to bypass any 3rd party issues (unless they resolve it quickly)


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