gmane at tippingmar.com
Mon Feb 6 02:36:04 GMT 2006
According to the Sophos release notes:
"There are two versions provided for Linux/Intel (libc6). Older libc6
systems should use the Linux on Intel (using libc6) version. This will
work on systems with glibc 2.0 and 2.1. Newer libc6 systems with glibc
2.2 or above should use the glibc 2.2 tarball; this incorporates new
features such as large file support and improved multi-threading
I guess this has been true for some time, but I have been happily
(blindly?) using the older libc6 version with no problems on systems
that could be using the glibc2.2 version. I recently switched to the
glibc2.2 version though and had to tweak MajorSophos a bit to get it
working. (MajorSophos is a shell script that downloads and installs the
latest sophos program, usually run from cron once per month.
MailScanner takes care of the hourly IDE updates.)
The updated MajorSophos is available at
This version downloads and installs sophos for glibc2.2 by default but
still has the older download file indicated in a comment line. It also
has more complete version reporting since sophos now versions the
product, engine, and virus data separately.
It also unpacks the downloaded file before calling MailScanner's sophos
installation script, since that script only unpacks the older libc6 version.
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