Disabling sare updates via sa-update
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Tue Jun 17 17:44:23 IST 2008
> The http://www.rulesemporium.com/ site recommends disabling auto updates
> of SARE rules
> In MailScanner I dont see any way How this can be done.
> Can I turn off auto sa-update in in MailScanner , Or should I just
> remove sare rules from sa-update
The call to sa-update is done by the update_spamassassin cron job in
To disable it, just run this command:
chmod a-x /etc/cron.daily/update_spamassassin
If you later want to re-enable it, change "a-x" to "a+x".
To just disable particular sets of rules from your auto-update, you need
to look in /etc/sysconfig/MailScanner and find the value of SAUPDATEARGS.
That list of options should point to a channel-list file. Edit that file
and remove the rules you don't want to auto-update.
Hopefully that is enough to get you started.
Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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