Upgrading MailScanner

Martin.Hepworth martinh at solidstatelogic.com
Fri Apr 18 09:11:16 IST 2008


Yes you'll to upgrade to get the watermarking feature going as this wasn't implemented till version 4.62. Latest stable 4.68.8 has a few improvements on this as well.

I'd upgrade MailScanner, get that doing then look at upgrading Spamassasin to 3.2.4 which has some very useful things in it. It's a middling upgrade so expect some pain but not a lot..

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Daniel Straka
> Sent: 17 April 2008 22:04
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Upgrading MailScanner
> Im running:
> SuSE version = 10.0
> sendmail version = 8.13.6
> spamassassin version = 3.1.3
> MailScanner version = 4.54.6
> I'd like to upgrade MailScanner so I can use the watermarking feature
> which I'm assuming will help with the delivery failures that my users have
> had to put up with for the last 2 weeks or so.
> So, is it pointless to try and upgrade just MailScanner?
> Do I even need to upgrade to use watermarking? I don't see the
> watermarking sections in my config.
> If I follow the procedure below from the wiki and I get to the part that
> says "if everything went fine" and everything did not go fine...WHO CAN
> Are there any pitfalls to consider like problems with dependencies?
> Upgrade (RPM)
>     *      Make a backup copy of your current MailScanner (Linux):
> cp -a /etc/MailScanner /etc/MailScanner.$(date +%Y%m%d)
> cp -a /usr/lib/MailScanner /usr/lib/MailScanner.$(date +%Y%m%d)
> cp -a /usr/sbin/MailScanner /usr/sbin/MailScanner.$(date +%Y%m%d)
>     *      Download the latest version
>     *      Check the integrity (#9)
>     *      untar the archive (tar xzf) X/
>     *      cd into the created directory
>     *      run the install script (./install)
>     *      inspect the output for errors
>     *      manage the .rmpnew files                            WHAT'S THIS
>     *      if everything went fine, run the command
> Thanks,
> --
> Dan Straka
> Systems Coordinator
> Casper College
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