v4: naming Sophos homedir

Steve Barber steveb at CME.NIST.GOV
Fri Nov 22 17:10:18 GMT 2002

On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 04:38:48PM +0000, Julian Field wrote:
> At 14:41 22/11/2002, you wrote:
> >Julian,
> >
> >   Can the homedir of sophos (and maybe other virus scanners) be
> >specified in mailscanner.conf, and then have the scripts:
> >
> >bin/Sophos.install
> >lib/sophos-autoupdate
> >lib/sophos-wrapper
> >
> >get the homedir definition from there?  I keep sophos in
> >/opt/sophos because /usr/local is NFS mounted.
> All of those scripts now live inside MailScanner's dir structure rather
> than the virus scanner's dir, so they don't get lost when you upgrade your
> virus scanner or anything like that.

Julian, I think his concern was more that upgrading mailscanner
was a pain because all these scripts had to be re-edited to
change the path to the virus scanners.  He wanted to put the
path prefixes in the mailscanner config file and make these
scripts use that prefix so that he only had to worry about bringing
over the config file with the new mailscanner install.  I have
the same problem and like his suggestion.


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