Sophos autoupdate is dead jim!
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed May 8 11:50:41 IST 2002
At 20:40 07/05/2002, you wrote:
>I think I had that once. Turned out my Sophos was out of date. I still
>had 3.51 installed and they were up to 3.56. I know they have a new
>release each month, so 3.57 should be available now. I had to go
>through and reinstall the Sophos software.
Spot on. You have to install the latest version of Sophos at least once
every 3 months, as they only provide IDE files for the current version and
the previous 2 versions.
>On Tue, 2002-05-07 at 15:24, David Fry wrote:
> > greetings list,
> > As of 5:00 a.m. this morning, the Sophos autoupdate script has been dying
> > across all my mailservers. Nothing has been changed on those boxes .. cron
> > runs the autoupdate hourly.
> > I get the following error: , Bad file descriptor at ./autoupdate line 77.
> > One time before I got an error like this .. Sophos' website was very busy
> > and it promptly recovered on the next hourly update. It appears this time
> > that is not the case -- the script continues to fail over & over again.
> > Given that nothing has changed on my end, I have to suspect something is
> > awry with the Sophos update site.
> > Does anyone have an idea what may be going on or seeing something
> > similar?? Anyone know if Sophos has made changes on their end?
> > I am perplexed!
> > Thanks in advance for any help or direction on this guy!
> > -david fry
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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