Question about spam.assassin.prefs.conf

Golden, James jgolden at
Thu Aug 3 16:14:12 IST 2006


I should have put that info in there.  I'm not sure what the original
date of the file was, because now I moved it.  I did a compare on my old
one and the rpmnew one.

-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     10963 May 27 15:19

In the old file test I found this as a latest edit:

# JKF 12/01/2005 - known troublesome rule

So, after the compare, I then added any settings entry that was missing
(which was about 3 lines) (bayes_path, awl_path, and one other) to the
file.  and then replaced the old one with the rpmnew version.
Everything looks OK.  I was just wondering if I missed a step.  I know I
ran a few scripts to upgrade Mailscanner.conf and another, but I didn't
remember doing it for spam.assassin.prefs.conf file.

I did just upgrade to the 4.54.6-1 version.  I didn't do it via RPM, I
did it via the script from MailScanner (if I remember correctly).

Thanks for the response,


On Thu, 2006-08-03 at 01:40 -0400, ajos1 at wrote:

> -
> How long ago was your previous update?
> I do ALL the STABLE updates... from RPM... and my spamassassin.prefs.conf is dated:
> -rw-r--r--   1 root root 11023 May  8 14:53 spam.assassin.prefs.conf
> (There is no RPMNEW)... so I am assuming May 8 is the lastest version to have?
> >>
> >> I upgraded our MS last week and noticed that a new spam.assassin.prefs.conf.rpmnew file was created.  When I compare it to my old one, it is quite different.  As long as I ensure that any settings in the old one are in the new one, can't I replace the old one with the new?  Is there are reason I should/should not do this?
> >>
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