sophos update installs crontab entry

Julian Field MailScanner at
Mon Aug 20 19:49:39 IST 2007

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Mark Nienberg wrote:
> I noticed that the following recently appeared in my root crontab, 
> presumably after MailScanner updated sophos v5:
> 3-59/5 * * * * /opt/sophos-av/bin/savupdate
> This runs a sophos update every 5 minutes and doesn't do the locking 
> that MailScanner does, so it is probably best to delete it and allow 
> MailScanner to take care of updates.
> I wonder if it is possible to modify the sophos-autoupdate script to 
> remove this entry if savupdate creates it?
Done, but not in sophos-autoupdate. I have also disabled and switched 
off the Sophos daemons as you don't need any of them running, they just 
waste resources and generated yet more unwanted syslog output.

These changes will be in the Sophos.install in the next release.


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