Updating an adopted installation from 4.54

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at ci.juneau.ak.us
Mon Jun 16 20:49:59 IST 2008

Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 10:49:36AM -0800, Kevin Miller wrote:
>> Welcome to MailScanner - almost as much fun as Rivendell!
> Everyone's Following Me!!! :-)

Great minds think alike? <g>

> I meant to say: Slack 10.2.  It's in /opt/MailScanner.version with a
> symlink to it from /opt/MailScanner.

Hmmm - I'm not sure but it sounds like they did a source compile
installation.  My stuff lands in /usr/lib/MailScanner (and
/etc/MailScanner of course) by default which I think is SOP for the rpm
installs.  Could be wrong on that - never had to look too closely.  Not
sure what the best practice is for that.  I'm sure someone will chime in
on it.  This is a great group.

> Wow, there's a lot of stuff in my maillogs...

Yeah.  Email gateways are busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking

> I saw something about that.  I'm strongly considering just building a
> new dedicated machine (this one is shared) and forklift-upgrading...
> would I need to bring training databases along for that?

If you have a box or two to put it on, that would be the best way to go.
It's saved my bacon more than once.  And yes, you definitely want to
migrate the bayes databases over.  It's a wealth of data customized to
your site.  Whenever I've had to build a box from scratch I just copy
over /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf and the bayes database to the new
machine.  There's a few minor edits in the .conf file (hostname and the
like) but just drop the bayes files in place and you'll hit the ground

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