advice on upgrade

Scott Silva ssilva at
Wed May 27 22:32:31 IST 2009

on 5-24-2009 5:32 AM Benedict simon spake the following:
> Dear All,
>  I Have the following setup running fine for about a year or so on a
>  single server.
> Centos 5 (final)
Is this really only at CentOS 5, or is it patched to 5.3?

>  DNS bind-9.3.4-6.0.2.P1.el5_2 as my DNS server
>  sendmail-8.13.8-2.el5 as my mail server
>  MailScanner ver 4.66.5
>  jules easy package Clam-0.92-SA-3.2.4
>  pyzor-0.4.0
>  razor-agents-2.84
>  mailwatch-1.0.4
>  httpd-2.2.3-11.el5_1
>  all the above is working fine .
> now i would like to upgrade to the latest MS stable version and also the
> stable clamav 0.94 and SA 3.2.5 package
> since this is  live server i would highly appreciate if  could get some advice
> and steps about upgrading the MS version to the latest stable version and
> also the other required packages
> basically i would
> 1) stop sendmail and mailscanner
> 2) download and install jules latest ClamAV 0.95.1 and SpamAssassin 3.2.5
> easy installation package)
> 3) download and install mailscanner(4.76.25-1)

I would download them first so your system isn't down as long. I think I would
also use clamav from rpmforge so it is easier to run clamd instead of clamscan
or the clam perl module.
> 4) run command upgrade_MailScanner_conf
> 5) run command upgrade_language_conf 
You really want to see if there is a new languages.conf file before running
this, as it will leave you a blank one if you aren't careful.
> just want to know if latest clam av + SA will run on my current OS or do i
> have to upgrade any OS related files
If you have run yum update on that system it should be at 5.3. If you haven't
updated it, you run many risks of kernel vulnerabilities and other access
paths for the internet vermin to move in.
>  MS was installed from tar.gz package
Installed from tar.gz, or from rpm.tar.gz=? There is a big difference.
> Thanks and really would appreciate your advice
> regards
> simon

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 258 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
Url :

More information about the MailScanner mailing list