Julian Field MailScanner at
Thu May 7 09:57:38 IST 2009

On 07/05/2009 09:41, John Wilcock wrote:
> Hi Julian
> I'm in the process of updating my gentoo ebuild for 4.76.24, and note 
> that there's one new file in the tarball: bin/getPERLLIB.
> Is this script actually used by MailScanner, or is it just there as a 
> testing tool? (In other words, do I actually need to have the ebuild 
> install it?)
It's used by the
> Also, I made the following request just before you went stable with 
> 4.76, but you didn't reply on the list at the time and I assume it got 
> lost in the noise...
>> Your update_bad_phishing_sites script stores its working data as a
>> subdirectory of the quarantine directory, which results in a spurious
>> "hi/ng/phis" date being reported in MailWatch's list of quarantine
>> directories, and also requires you to implement a workaround to stop
>> this subdirectory being deleted by the quarantine cleaning script.
>> Simply shifting to the SpamAssassin User State Directory instead
>> would avoid both these problems.
> Any chance of changing this for a future release?
And if the SpamAssassin User State Directory is not defined? :)
> John.


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