Sophos, Mailscanner on FreeBSD sophos-autoupdate

Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Mon Oct 20 21:00:29 IST 2003

On Mon, 2003-10-20 at 20:38, Thierry wrote:
>bash-2.05b$ sudo ./sophos-autoupdate
>Could not calculate Sophos version number, Bad file descriptor at
>./sophos-autoupdate line 94.

>line 94:

>warn "@_, $!";


line 94 is the line which displays the error, not the line which caused
it.  The text pretty much says all there is to say.  Its actually
looking for a particular file in the Sophos lib directory.

Log in as root or su -   (NB su - not su)  sudo can do nasty things to
your enviironment.

Make sure you have the correct package directory for Sophos in

Make sure you installed Sophos using Julians Sophos.Install script.

Don't run sophos-autoupdate directly, run update_virus_scanners

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