Spamassassin upgrade caused error of "exited or timed out without..."

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This blog post is pretty old. Be careful with the information you find in here. It's likely dead, dying, or wildly inaccurate.

I just upgraded Spamassassin, and low, after I restarted it I received an error message while trying to start Spamassassin.

[root]# /etc/init.d/spamassassin start
Starting spamd: child process [21162] exited or timed out without signaling production of a PID file: exit 255 at /usr/bin/spamd line 2588.
                                                           [FAILED]
Per the article below, a simple
sa-update
at the command line updated the Spamassassin rules. Then it would start like normal.

Resources: http://www.elehost.com/faq/web-tool-tips-and-fixes/54-spamassassin/172-fix-for-sa-spamd-error-qchild-process-exited-or-timed-out-without-signaling-production-of-a-pid-fileq

Did this help you out? It took me a few days to piece together all this information together, I hope this saves you some time (who knows, maybe the future me will be thankful I wrote this down). Let me know your thoughts. shanestillwell@gmail.com