Sophos autoupdate cron woe.

David Fry david.fry at
Wed Mar 6 19:29:02 GMT 2002


I have Sophos running under Mailscanner version 3.04 successfully on both
RedHat 7.1 & 6.2 platforms.  The setups are basically identical with
autoupdate being run from CROND.  On the RedHat 7.1 box it works like a
champ.  On the RedHat 6.2 box, it works like a champ ONLY if I run the
script from the command line -- Once I schedule it in cron, I get the
following error message:

" Lynx failed with error return 1
, Bad file descriptor at /opt/mailscanner/bin/autoupdate line 75. "

I have to suspect it is some sort of environment variable or path issue on
the 6.2 box since it works fine if I invoke it from the command prompt.  Is
there some flag I should be adding to the cron entry so that lynx doesn't
croak on me?

Anyone out there able to clue me in??

Thanks in advance for your help.

David Fry
IFR Systems

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