still confused about autoupdate

Julian Field jkf at
Fri May 10 14:25:22 IST 2002

If you install Sophos with /opt/mailscanner/bin/Sophos.install, it should
all work (apart from the extra letter that Sophos have just started putting
on the end of the vdl filename, which was Michael Chaney's bugfix if I
remember rightly).

At 14:03 10/05/2002, you wrote:
>    Autoupdate for sophos, straight out of the box plus Michael Chaney's
>bugfix of yesterday, still fails with:
>Could not calculate Sophos version number
>because my vdl file is in /opt/sophos/sav, not /opt/sophos/lib.  So I
>change the line in the script from:
>    $VDLDir     = "../lib";
>    $VDLDir     = "../sav";
>and run it and it works without complaint.  I end up with the ide
>files in a directory /opt/sophos/357.200205100853 with a symlink
>/opt/sophos/ide pointing to this directory.  This isn't right, because the
>ide files have to be in the same directory as the vdl file (/opt/sophos/sav).
>I can see that the configuration isn't right because if I do
>"/opt/sophos/bin/sophoswrapper -v" all I get back is the basic information
>blurb for SWEEP.
>    If I copy the ide files to /opt/sophos/sav and rerun "sophoswrapper -v"
>then SWEEP gives me the list of all the ide files it loads.  Either I
>am being dense about how to configure/deploy autoupdate, or it is not working
>like we think it is.  What is going on here?
>** Jeff A. Earickson, Ph.D                         PHONE: 207-872-3659
>** Senior UNIX Sysadmin, Information Technology    EMAIL: jaearick at
>** Colby College, 4214 Mayflower Hill,               FAX: 207-872-3076
>** Waterville ME, 04901-8842

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