Mailscanner cron install files

James A. Pattie james at PCXPERIENCE.COM
Tue Jan 28 00:06:41 GMT 2003

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Nerijus Baliunas wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Jan 2003 14:17:17 -0600 Joel Colvin <joelc at CTCHOUSTON.COM>
>>During install of MailScanner it installs a few files in the cron.daily
>>and cron.hourly directories.  My vote would be to not install these
>>files but offer them as needed files similar to the way you end with a
>>message about activating the MailScanner service.  I would prefer to be
>>able to install but not activate and during my last install on a new
>>server the cron files kicked off before I was ready with the rest of the
> Hmm, /etc/cron.daily/clean.quarantine is disabled by default,
> /etc/cron.hourly/update_virus_scanners just updates virus scanners.
> check_MailScanner tries to run MailScanner, that's the problem?
> It would be better to solve it somehow, but I'd still like these files
> to be installed like they are now.
> Regards,
> Nerijus

What if they were installed into
/usr/lib/MailScanner/cron/{hourly,daily} and then you just make a
symlink from them into /etc/cron.{hourly,daily} when you are ready to
have them startup.  This way they are always installed but it is upto
the user to make sure they are used.  We could provide a script that
does the symlinking and tell the user to run it after they are done
configuring their upgraded MailScanner install.

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