Sophos first impressions

Spicer, Kevin Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK
Wed Jan 22 15:07:39 GMT 2003

> The current discussion on virus scanners made me want to try 
> Sophos.  So
> I went to and downloaded an evaluation version of their
> antivirus software for Linux.
> When the installation came I had to peek at sophos-autoupdate to see
> that I needed to install it this way:
> ./ -d /usr/local/Sophos -s ide -ni -v
> I then ran sophos-autoupdate but it complained that it 
> couldn't get the
> version.  I then realized that the autoupdate script looks 
> into the lib
> directory for its vdl files that I installed into the ide directory.
> I modified sophos-autoupdate to point it to the right 
> directory for the
> vdl files and all worked OK.

You don't need to modify anything but you should have installed Sophos using the script supplied with MailScanner - undo the changes you made and remove your existing Sophos install.  then follow the instructions here...

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