RedHat 9 and mcafee problems OT?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Apr 9 10:17:02 IST 2003

At 04:17 09/04/2003, you wrote:
>is anyone else using mcafee uvscan either 416 or 424
>able to get it to function with redhat 9?

I have just downloaded the evaluation version which claims to be 424.
Even on a RedHat 8 system, it relies on a RedHat 7.3 compatibility package
for the old libstdc++ McAfee uses.
This compatibility package doesn't get installed by default on RedHat 9. I
have just installed the compat-libcstdc++ package. McAfee does indeed hang.
Tracing it gives the following at the end:

open("/proc/devices", O_RDONLY)         = 4
fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0444, st_size=0, ...}) = 0
read(4, "Character devices:\n  1 mem\n  2 p"..., 4096) = 378
futex(0x80864b0, FUTEX_WAIT, -39, NULL

so for some reason it is reading /proc/devices (I even passed "--noboot" on
the command line). It then sits in a lock waiting for something that will
never happen.

So you are quite correct, McAfee does not work on RedHat 9. I'll post a
news item on the MailScanner web site.

>the scan on its own hangs the system with either
>version, and if i use it with MailScanner after a LONG
>delay ( hours)every email comes up infected with a DOS
>attack.  i tried it with both an upgrade and a clean
>trying to contact nai/mcafee is maddening.
>sorry for the borderline/off topic post
>--- Julian Field <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:
> > Just remembered to let you folks know that, as far
> > as I can see,
> > MailScanner works fine with RedHat 9.
> > I've had it running here for quite a few days now,
> > and it seems happy enough.
> > --
> > Julian Field
> >
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