FH_DATE_PAST_20XX false positives

Laskie, Norman NWL002 at shsu.edu
Tue Jan 5 13:14:40 GMT 2010

Thanks for the info.  We are using the update_spamassassin tool via cron, but after running MailScanner --debug --debug-sa to me it appears that MailScanner / SpamAssassin isn't picking up the updated rules from /var/lib/spamassassin/3.002004/updates_spamassassin_org.  Running spamassassin in debug mode shows that it is using the updates directory.  

MailScanner --debug --debug-sa:
06:36:33 [14115] dbg: config: using "/usr/share/spamassassin" for sys rules pre files
06:36:33 [14115] dbg: config: using "/usr/share/spamassassin" for default rules dir

spamassassin -D --lint 2>&1:
[1032] dbg: config: using "/var/lib/spamassassin/3.002004" for sys rules pre files
[1032] dbg: config: using "/var/lib/spamassassin/3.002004" for default rules dir

As a disclaimer we are running an older version of MailScanner (This is Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.3 (Tikanga), This is Perl version 5.008008 (5.8.8), This is MailScanner version 4.69.9)


-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Glenn Steen
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 2:06 AM
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: FH_DATE_PAST_20XX false positives

2010/1/4 Laskie, Norman <NWL002 at shsu.edu>:
> Is there an easy way to tell what directory SpamAssassin / MailScanner is using for rules?  I have two copies of that particular rule file with the version under /var/lib/spamassassin/3.002004/updates_spamassassin_org being updated and a version under /usr/share/spamassassin not being updated.  MailScanner services have been restarted, SpamAssassin caches dumped and multiple sa-updates have been run.
> -Norman
As Derek notes there is a "MailScanner --debug --debug-sa" that will
tell you *everything*;-). If it still scores the bad rule, perhaps
you've been running sa-update by hand and either forgot to sa-compile
after the sa-update, or perhaps forgot to do "service MailScanner
reload" to make MS copy of SA aware of the changes ... All this is
done by Jules update_spamassassin tool...;)

-- Glenn
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