Sophos, Mailscanner on FreeBSD sophos-autoupdate

Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Mon Oct 20 22:19:02 IST 2003

On Mon, 2003-10-20 at 21:56, Thierry wrote:

> Make sure you installed Sophos using Julians Sophos.Install script.
can not find it, i use in /usr/local/sophos/sav-install
> Don't run sophos-autoupdate directly, run update_virus_scanners
did not find update_virus_scanners ...

Either you're looking in the wrong place or you screwed up installing
MailScanner.  Both files are usually in /usr/sbin (although from the
info you give I'd also look in /usr/local/sbin).  You need to use
Sophos.Install because it puts libs etc in non default location,
autoupdate (and scan from within MailScanner) is unlikely to work if you
don't install that way.

The format of virus.scanners.conf is...


Your line should probably be (from the info you've given)...

sophos  /usr/local/libexec/MailScanner/sophos-wrapper   /usr/local/sophos

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