automatic Sophos ide files

hermit921 hermit921 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Jan 21 22:06:46 GMT 2004

I have ide files from early December after I used Sophos.install yesterday
to install this week's Sophos engine.  I guess Sophos must still be
supplying old ide files for fresh downloads.

As long as I understand what is going on....


At 01:59 PM 1/21/2004, Julian Field wrote:
>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.
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