Spamassassin and ClamAV - Where From?

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at
Tue Mar 27 19:59:02 CEST 2007

On Tue, 27 Mar 2007, Steve Freegard wrote:

> Paul Hutchings wrote:
>>  I now appear to have a working Mailscanner system that does what I want
>>  (other than a little rulset tweaking).
>>  I've seen/heard talk of installing Spamassassin and ClamAV from the
>>  installer off the MailScanner site.
>>  My question is why?
>>  There are rpm's for both for OpenSuse (using 10.2) and being a newbie it
>>  makes life easier for me, so is there a specific reason or is it a bit
>>  of a "in the past X happened" issue?
> It's because most RPMs supplied by the OS are already out-of-date by the time 
> the OS actually ships.
> The installer from the MailScanner web site simply grabs all the necessary 
> packages and build the RPMs from source and installs and configures them for 
> you.

So using an up-to-date repository is propably even better as it will keep 
ClamAV up-to-date where this install method does not. (It is just 
up-to-date at the point you install the other bits.

I run Centos 4.4 and use selective repositories and did not install 
anything from the installer. I rebuild mailscanner and took the remainder 
of the packages from the repositories.


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