Sophos IDE autoupdate

Julian Field jkf at
Thu Mar 7 09:21:15 GMT 2002

At 20:43 06/03/2002, you wrote:
>Julian Field wrote:
>>At 15:12 06/03/2002, you wrote:
>>>standard dat file: vdl-3.55.dat
>>>enhanced dat file: vdl-3.55n.dat
>>>Creating a symlink of vdl-3.55.dat -> vdl-3.55n.dat serves as a
>>>workaround, but seems a bit kludgy.
>>Edit the Sophos autoupdate, and change line 26 from
>>         next unless $vdlname =~ /^vdl-(\d+)\.(\d+)\.dat$/;
>>         next unless $vdlname =~ /^vdl-(\d+)\.(\d+)n?\.dat$/;
>>That version of the code will work on the normal and NSV variants of
>That fixes the autoupdate issue with determining the version number, but
>doesn't quite get all of it. I updated the script and removed the
>symlink I'd created to test it out. Inside the daily ide directory,
>vdl.dat is still symlinked back to ../lib/vdl-3.55.dat. It looks like
>the optional 'n' character isn't being preserved in $MinorVer.

Sorry. Try this instead
         next unless $vdlname =~ /^vdl-(\d+)\.(\d+n?)\.dat$/;
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
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