v4: naming Sophos homedir
mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Nov 22 18:51:36 GMT 2002
At 18:39 22/11/2002, you wrote:
> 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.
The conf would have to go in virus.scanners.conf as it is set per scanner.
One other thing: this breaks all the autoupdate scripts, as they would have
to be passed the dir as well. This would mean a change to the cron job for
all installed systems, which is clearly not a good 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?
>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.
It might have assumed a different installation dir.
Let me know.
>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>
> > To: 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
> > > 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
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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