Updating an adopted installation from 4.54

Randal, Phil prandal at herefordshire.gov.uk
Tue Jun 17 10:43:45 IST 2008

And make sure all listed RBLS are still current and working.


Phil Randal
Networks Engineer
Herefordshire Council
Hereford, UK

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 17 June 2008 10:28
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: Updating an adopted installation from 4.54

2008/6/16 Kevin Miller <Kevin_Miller at ci.juneau.ak.us>:
> 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 contest.
>> 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
> 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

> running...
That's pretty much how you upgrade the source dist too:-).
Install the new one to its own directory in /opt, use
upgrade_MailScanner_conf on the old file, copy over any modified ruleset
files... stop MS, relink to the new install, star MailScanner... Did I
miss anything? Don't think so:-)

-- Glenn
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