Sophos-autoupdate on FreeBSD

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Jun 10 02:08:23 IST 2003

Do you have "unzip" installed?

It would be worth adding a "set -x" right near the top of the
sophos-autoupdate script and running it by hand. That way you can see all
the commands it executes, which should tell you what is wrong.

At 00:39 10/06/2003, you wrote:
>I am trying to install Sophos on a FreeBSD 4.8 system using Sophos.insall
>script. It is failing when it tries to fetch the ides, complaing about the
>version of Sophos, which I downloaded off their website and *is* the latest.
>Here is what happens when I run Sophos.install:
>$ /opt/MailScanner/bin/Sophos.install
>Clearing out old default Sophos installation libraries
>Clearing out unpacked distribution
>Unpacking distribution
>Installing Sophos for MailScanner
>Sophos Anti-Virus installation utility [FreeBSD/Intel]
>Copyright (c) 1998,2001 Sophos Plc, Oxford, England
>Binaries will be installed in '/usr/local/Sophos/bin'
>Libraries will be installed in '/usr/local/Sophos/lib'
>Manual pages will be installed in '/usr/local/Sophos/man'
>Virus data will be installed in '/usr/local/Sophos/lib'
>SWEEP will be installed
>InterCheck will not be installed
>===> Installing binaries
>sweep copied to /usr/local/Sophos/bin/sweep
>===> Installing shared library
> copied to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/
> symlinked to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/
>ldconfig -R -m /usr/local/Sophos/lib
> symlinked to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/
>===> Installing virus data
>vdl-3.70.dat copied to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/vdl-3.70.dat
>vdl01.vdb copied to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/vdl01.vdb
>vdl02.vdb copied to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/vdl02.vdb
>vdl03.vdb copied to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/vdl03.vdb
>vdl04.vdb copied to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/vdl04.vdb
>vdl05.vdb copied to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/vdl05.vdb
>vdl06.vdb copied to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/vdl06.vdb
>vdl07.vdb copied to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/vdl07.vdb
>vdl08.vdb copied to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/vdl08.vdb
>vdl09.vdb copied to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/vdl09.vdb
>vdl10.vdb copied to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/vdl10.vdb
>vdl11.vdb copied to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/vdl11.vdb
>vdl-3.70.dat symlinked to /usr/local/Sophos/lib/vdl.dat
>Adjusting /etc/sav.conf
>===> Installing manual pages
>sweep.1 copied to /usr/local/Sophos/man/man1/sweep.1
>===> Checking paths are accessible
>          $PATH is OK
>          Library path is OK
>Warning: FreeBSD 4 and above: you may need to install the FreeBSD version 3.x
>          compatibility libraries on your system.
>          Manual path is OK
>===> Installation complete <===
>Creating links so Perl-SAVI module compiles
>Fetching latest IDE virus identities from
>Unzipping the new Sophos IDE files failed. This may well be because your
>Sophos installation is too old. Please install the latest release of
>Has anyone run into this?
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