SophosSavi problm

Julian Field mailscanner at
Sat May 3 12:38:07 IST 2003

I have just been playing with a really short "Restart Every" time (45
seconds) and manually running /usr/lib/MailScanner/sophos-autoupdate.
I can't get it to fail :-(

What OS and version, etc are you running? I might be able to build a test
server for it to reproduce the problem.

I'm running 4.20-3 (effectively) on RedHat 8 with Sophos 3.68.

At 11:49 03/05/2003, you wrote:
>I just checked my test box and it's doing the same thing.  It looks like
>it started after the last Sophos update around 12am and when Mailscanner
>did it's 4 hr restarted it, it started to show it's reporting the
>If I run the from the SAVI examples, I get
>Version 3.69 (engine 2.14) recognizing 81434 viruses
>         IDE /usr/local/Sophos/lib/vdl.dat released 5/5/2003
>Error setting Mac: 524
>Error setting SafeMacDfHandling: 524
>But I don't know if that error is normal since I didn't run it before
>this problem crept up.

The 2 Mac errors are okay. It's just that the Perl SAVI module is a bit
behind the list of available options in Sophos now.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rose, Bobby
>Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2003 6:18 AM
>Subject: SophosSavi problm
>This was working yesterday when I started using it for the first time
>but it suddenly stopped working early this morning.  Mailscanner is
>logging an error when starting up now
>MailScanner E-Mail Virus Scanner version 4.20-2 starting... SophosSAVI
>ERROR:: initializing savi: Unknown error (557)
>I swithced back to plain old sophos and it seems to be working ok other
>than a little slower as was discussed last month or so.  I recompiled
>Savi and it's make test works.  Is there something else that I can try
>to get a better log message to figure out it's problem?

Julian Field
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