Sophos Error message

Howard Robinson Howard at
Fri Feb 22 16:59:00 GMT 2008

Dear list
I have updated Sophos using using Julian's routine /usr/sbin/Sophos.install

It appeared to run through okay but seemed fast!
Anyway on restarting MailScanner I get the following in the Maillog and emails refused to move in or out.

"SophosSAVI ERROR:: getting version: One of the files in a split-virus data set could not be located (557)"

Any ideas
 I had a quick look at WIKI but nothing appeared  to be relevant .

In the end I had to rem out sophos from list of virus scanners used to get email flowing again. Two others are still there and so we are not unprotected but I like Sophos and usually it updates ok 

Any help appreciated.

Have a good weekend.


Howard Robinson,
(Senior Technical Development Officer),
Harper Adams University College,
Shropshire ,
TF10 8NB.

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