ANNOUNCE: Version 3.20-5 released

Julian Field jkf at
Wed Jun 19 12:17:25 IST 2002

At 12:00 19/06/2002, you wrote:
>On Wednesday 19 June 2002 11:07, Julian Field wrote:
> > I have just released Version 3.20-5.
> >
> > I have added an autoupdate script for F-Prot. This is based on the
> > script provided with F-Prot, but does the proper file
> > locking to ensure that MailScanner cannot try to use F-Prot while it is
> > being updated, which is important.
> >
>To use it, should I just drop it in cron.daily like Sophos.autoupdate?

Yes. If you need to specify a web proxy/cache then read the top of the
script. Like the original, it takes "-cron" and/or "-quiet" command-line
options which make it vary its output a bit.
"-cron" means it only prints anything (which will get mailed to root by
crond) if it actually has to do anything.
"-quiet" will stop it printing anything at all.

> > I have improved the RPM so configuration files should be handled better.
>The RPM update insists in installing MailTools-1.1401 even if a more recent
>version (1.46) is already installed.
>This does not happen for IO::Stringy, where the installed 2.108 version is
>not overwritten by the 1.211 version contained in the RPM distribution.
>Is there a way to avoid this downgrade?

Unfortunately MailTools is a "bundle" not a module, so there doesn't appear
to be any way of finding the version number of the installed copy. 1.1401
seems to work okay, but you can always re-upgrade using an RPM if you prefer.

I guess I need to get MailTools 1.46 into the RPM. Next time...
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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