automatic Sophos ide files

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Jan 21 21:59:00 GMT 2004

The Sophos.install script removes the old ide directory (which is actually
only a soft link to the datestamped ide directory).

You end up with this:

 > cd /usr/local/Sophos/
 > ls -l
total 12
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     other       1536 Jan 21 21:35 377.200401212135
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root         512 Jan  5 08:50 bin
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     other         34 Jan 21 21:35 ide ->
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root        1024 Jan  5 08:50 lib
drwxr-xr-x  10 root     root         512 Jan  5 08:50 man

If you don't use Sophos.install, then I obviously take no responsibility
for what you might end up with :-)

At 21:52 21/01/2004, you wrote:
>We use the default MailScanner hourly update of Sophos ide files.  However,
>they seem to accumulate in /usr/local/Sophos/ide indefinitely.  oi have
>been told that when the new Sophos version comes out each month, the
>previous ide files are no longer necessary since they are merged into the
>Sophos engine.
>Can anyone confirm this?  Is it safe to delete ide files more than a month
>old at the time I update the Sophos engine?  At least one place on the
>Sophos documentation it implies removing the old ide files is necessary.

Julian Field
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