AWL Still

Matt Kettler mkettler at EVI-INC.COM
Tue Feb 8 18:18:20 GMT 2005

At 12:02 PM 2/8/2005, Ken Rice wrote:
>I've a symlink from /etc/mail/spamassassin/
>to  /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf,
>so I'm only editing one file.
>Is this still ok to do? Not the same as above, but, I'm gun-shy now...

I'd recommend not doing that. All you're doing by creating the symlink is
forcing SA to parse those options twice.

Most SA config options over-write themselves and are fine with this, so
you're only wasting CPU time.

However, if you wind up doing anything that depends on parse order this
might wind up screwing things up.

Let's face it, the entire point of using spam.assassin.prefs.conf in the
first place is so you can have customized mailscanner-only settings that
won't be used when you call SA on the command line. If you want the
settings site-wide.. just put them in and be done with it.

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