Missing f-protwrapper

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Jul 26 16:44:20 IST 2002

The f-protwrapper is installed by the MailScanner RPM, and can be found in

However, do read this:

At 16:28 26/07/2002, you wrote:
>I have a feeling this is a stupid question
>because no one else is posting about it
>(and I've searched the archives)
>if so...I apologize...
>I'm running RedHat Linux 7.3 and have installed
>MailScanner version 3.22-7. I'm trying to use F-prot
>as the virus scanner (version 3.12a).
>Both were installed using the RPM.
>In the mailscanner.conf file, I changed the 'Virus Scanner'
>entry from 'sophos' to 'f-prot'. I want to change the 'Sweep'
>entry to the correct wrapper, however, there was no 'f-protwrapper'
>file in this f-prot distribution.
>If I comment out the 'Sweep' line, this message is displayed:
>MailScanner:       Configuration file /opt/sophos/bin/sophoswrapper could
>not be opened for reading! at /usr/local/MailScanner/bin/logger.pl line 64.
>and MailScanner fails to start.
>If I leave the 'Sweep' line pointing to the non-existent sophoswrapper,
>MailScanner starts
>but then MailScanner complains that it can not execute sophoswrapper.
>We've tested MailScanner and it seems to work. It detected and cleaned
>email with attachments we knew to be infected.
>How should MailScanner be configured without the f-protwrapper file?

Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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