v4: naming Sophos homedir

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at COLBY.EDU
Fri Nov 22 18:39:01 GMT 2002

   Steve is right; more configurable parameters in mailscanner.conf
means less twinking with other files to get things to work when an
upgrade happens.  That's the idea.

   As for Sophos, are you saying that lib/sophos-autoupdate and
lib/sophos-wrapper run the show, and the v3 era autoupdate and
sophoswrapper that I had in /opt/sophos/bin can go away?  I've
tried lib/sophos-autoupdate; it got the new virus info, created a
new directory, then didn't reset the ide link.  I'm looking at
why it failed.

Jeff A. Earickson, Ph.D
Senior UNIX Sysadmin and Email Guru
Information Technology Services
Colby College, 4214 Mayflower Hill,
Waterville ME, 04901-8842
phone: 207-872-3659 (fax = 3076)

On Fri, 22 Nov 2002, Steve Barber wrote:

> Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 12:10:18 -0500
> From: Steve Barber <steveb at CME.NIST.GOV>
> Reply-To: MailScanner mailing list <MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
> Subject: Re: v4: naming Sophos homedir
> 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.
> Steve

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