Solved -- Re: McAfee autoupdater debugging

Scott Silva ssilva at
Wed Mar 18 17:36:21 GMT 2009

on 3-18-2009 10:29 AM Scott Silva spake the following:
> on 3-18-2009 10:00 AM Scott Silva spake the following:
>> on 3-18-2009 8:44 AM Scott Silva spake the following:
>>> on 3-18-2009 3:01 AM Randal, Phil spake the following:
>>>> Scott Silva wrote:
>>>>> I just seem to remember it cleaning up after itself in the past
>>>>> (maybe distant past), so I had not been checking until I got a low
>>>>> space warning on the /usr partition.  
>>>>> I guess I will just write ANOTHER cron job to clean this monster up.
>>>>> ;-P 
>>>> Try
>>>> OPTS="-d"
>>>> at the start of /usr/lib/MailScanner/mcafee-autoupdate
>>>> Works here.
>>>> I think you still have to manually remove existing old dat directories.
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Phil
>>> Testing this today. Just waiting for the next update.
>> I moved the datfiles directory and ran the update. At least it doesn't break
>> anything. Now to see if it cleans. I guess I will have to wait another day.
> I tested it on another server that still had an older update on it and it
> worked great! This must have been the default at one time in the distant past,
> because I swear it used to clean up after itself. Or maybe I had fixed it in
> the past (and forgot) and an update wiped it out.
> Thanks Phil!
If you see this, is there any reason this option( OPTS="-d" ) can't be the
default in the mcafee-autoupdate script? I don't see a reason to keep a bunch
of old dat files around.

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