Problem with Sophos 3.70 and sophossavi

Julian Field mailscanner at
Sat Jun 7 18:24:32 IST 2003

There appears to be a problem with the most recent Sophos releases and the
sophossavi virus scanner.
MailScanner will segfault when it first tries to set up the sophossavi scanner.

The symptom is that MailScanner continually re-forks its child processes so
every 10 seconds you will get a notice in your maillog saying the
MailScanner is starting up, but no mail will be processed.

The workaround is very simple:
        rm /etc/sav.conf

The next release will include a new Sophos.install script which does this
step for you.
Julian Field
Professional Support Services at
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