sophoswrappers problem

Alisdair Davey ard at
Tue May 20 19:33:03 IST 2003

I just "fixed" this on one Linux system running MailScanner 3.12 +
Sophos 3.68. [This despite the fact it works perfectly on other
systems.] To make it work you can comment out the definition of SAV_IDE
in the sophoswrapper startup script. Whether SAV_IDE is meant to point
to the IDE directory is debatable. Or you can make SAV_IDE the same as
LD_LIBRARY_PATH. However sweep will not load any IDE files. Use the
-idedir= option of sweep to specify the path to the IDE files. Then it
it will work as before.

This problem I think surfaced with the update to 3.68. The definition of
SAV_IDE pointing to the lib and not the ide directory in the Sophos tree
is consistent with the unix installation documentation (dated 2001).

It's working but I'm confused.

On Tue, 2003-05-20 at 12:22, Henry C. Chorlian wrote:
> Hello all,
> Still trying to figure out why the sophoswrappers are not working.  Correction, I'm using MailScanner 3.22.  As a regular user I can't run sweep without getting this error:
> Error initialising detection engine - missing part of virus data
> Same goes for the sophoswrappers.  But, as root, sweep manually works fine but still not sophoswrappers.  It can't find sophos library.
> Any suggestions most welcome!  This may be obvious, but is quite perplexing at the moment.
> Thanks!
> Henry
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