Problem with Sophos 3.70 and sophossavi

Steve Freegard steve.freegard at LBSLTD.CO.UK
Sat Jun 7 19:19:08 IST 2003


I've had this problem since I started using Perl-SAVI on RH9 (with v3.67
Sophos) - I had cured it by putting LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5; export
LD_ASSUME_KERNEL into /etc/rc.d/init.d/MailScanner.

I've just removed the above changes and removed /etc/sav.conf as
recommended, and can confirm that this fixes the problem for me as well.

Kind regards,

Steve Freegard
System Manager
Littlehampton Book Services Ltd.

-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Field
Sent: 07/06/03 18:24
Subject: Problem with Sophos 3.70 and sophossavi

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

The symptom is that MailScanner continually re-forks its child processes
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
step for you.
Julian Field
Professional Support Services at
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