sophos autoupdate

Julian Field jkf at
Tue Jun 11 16:28:24 IST 2002

What happens if you check through the autoupdate script for any mention of
/opt/sophos and change it to /opt2/sophos, then
         rm -rf /opt2/ide

At 14:03 11/06/2002, you wrote:
>Good morning,
>Thanks very very much for the excellent MailScanner program.
>It's working great!
>Now for my problem with autoupdate.  I've been manually
>updating the sophos ide section but would really like the
>autoupdate script to work.  I'm sure you'll see this right
>away, extra pair of eyes...
>I have sophos and mailscanner running from /opt2 instead of
>the defaults but on the same filesystem.  When I run autoupdates
>the sophos directory ends up look like this:
>cbr:/opt2/sophos-> ls -la
>total 14
>drwxr-xr-x   7 root     other        512 Jun 11 08:47 ./
>drwxr-xr-x  16 root     root         512 Jun 11 08:33 ../
>drwxr-xr-x   2 root     other        512 Jun 11 08:47 358.200206110847/
>drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root         512 Jun 11 08:46 bin/
>drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root         512 Jun 11 08:49 ide/
>drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root         512 Jun 11 08:33 lib/
>drwxr-xr-x   4 root     root         512 Jun 11 08:33 man/
>A link to the 358.200206110847/ doesn't appear to happen,
>and I end up downloading the latest file into
>the ide directory manually and unzipping it there for the
>updates to work.
>Please help on this simple problem.  I know I'm in the Twilight
>Zone on this one....
>Henry C. Chorlian
>Director of Information Technology
>Center for Blood Research
>800 Huntington Avenue
>Boston, MA  02115-6303
>Harvard Medical School Affiliate
>chorlian at
>Voice:  (617) 278-3425
>Fax:  (617) 278-3493

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

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