Debian 4.86.1 beta

Mark Sapiro mark at
Thu Jan 28 06:54:27 UTC 2016

On 01/27/2016 10:28 PM, Jerry Benton wrote:
> Ok, looking at the source … 
> /etc/cron.daily/MailScanner
> /etc/cron.hourly/MailScanner
> Look for /etc/default/MailScanner

Correct, but the older /etc/cron.daily/mailscanner and
/etc/cron.hourly/mailscanner are not remove which is a problem as they
will run too, and they reference /etc/default/mailscanner which also is
not removed.

> There is no cron jobs named update_* in 4.86.1 - Old files? 
> As a side note, there was not in the last version either. Did you create them?

I believe they were in versions as recent as 4.84.x, and if
update_phishing_sites and update_spamassassin aren't installed in the
current version. what runs /usr/sbin/update_phishing_sites and
/usr/sbin/update_spamassassin (actually, for the latter, I use the
debian/Ubuntu /etc/cron.daily/spamassassin job and disable
> Should we:
> - Remove those if found?
> - Remove and replace?

I definitely think they shouldn't be just removed. Remove and replace
seems correct, but this assumes that they would be installed if not
there. Also, I just noticed, apparently no cron runs
/usr/sbin/update_bad_phishing_emails. Perhaps this is OK as it is really
ScamNailer and probably requires other config as well.

Mark Sapiro <mark at>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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