MailScanner 4.50.15 not picking up new rules from sa-update

Martin Hepworth martinh at
Thu Apr 6 09:34:46 IST 2006


Have a look in MailScanner.conf and the Advanced SpamAssassin Settings
section. You can put extra things into the SA rules path there,

Also I presume you're restarting MS after the update and not just waiting
for the children to die?

Martin Hepworth 
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Adri Koppes
> Sent: 06 April 2006 09:03
> To: mailscanner at
> Subject: MailScanner 4.50.15 not picking up new rules from sa-update
> I am running the MailScanner port on FreeBSD 5.4 with sendmail as my MTA
> and SpamAssassin 3.1.1.
> I recently ran the 'sa-update' program included in SpamAssassin to pick
> up newly added and changed rules.
> The sa-update program correctly downloads the updated rules to the
> default location of
> '/var/lib/spamassassin/3.001001/updates_spamassassin_org' and when
> running spamassassin -D --lint, I can see the new rules being used.
> However the new rules are NOT being used by SpamAssassin when called
> from inside MailScanner.
> I believe this is due to an omission in when creating a new
> instance of Mail::SpamAssassin.
> The LOCAL_STATE_DIR config option, which is normally '/var/lib' is not
> included in the $settings.
> Adri.
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