MailScanner script - reminders

Jules Field MailScanner at
Wed Oct 7 17:20:15 IST 2009

On 07/10/2009 17:09, shuttlebox wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 5:59 PM, Jules Field<MailScanner at>  wrote:
>> On 07/10/2009 15:47, donald.dawson at wrote:
>>> I have a suggestion to //usr/sbin/update_spamassassin/ - consider
>>> commenting out line 32 (rm -f $LOGFILE) to allow viewing of the
>>> /tmp/update_spamassassin.MMDD file.  It's useful to review the file for
>>> errors.
>> The problem is that will leave a lot of log files behind, which will
>> gradually fill your filesystem.
> Can't you just switch to another naming of the logfile, from "%m%d" to
> just "%d"? Weekday perhaps? Would only leave seven files around.
Instead, I am now checking the exit status of both sa-update and 
sa-compile. If they both succeed, it will delete the logfile. If either 
of them fails, then it will keep the logfile. Should work okay.

I have also moved the settings relevant to update_spamassassin into 
/etc/sysconfig/update_spamassassin, out of /etc/sysconfig/MailScanner. 
So changes to one don't mean you need to change the other every time you 

These changes will be in the next beta release.


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