SpamAssassin Y2K10 Rule Bug - sa-update doesn't work

Gary Palmer gpalmer at
Mon Jan 4 23:49:33 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 12:37:03AM +0100, Miroslav Lachman wrote:
> There is a serious bug in SA rules with handling of "FH_DATE_PAST_20XX 
> The date is grossly in the future"
> "If your system is configured to use sa-update run sa-update now"
> The problem is, that 'sa-update' is not working with default configuration.
> Domain is not resolvable.
> # host
> Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
> According to it is not my local resolver problem.
> Are there any usable mirror or another trusted channel to be used by 
> sa-update? isn't a DNS host record so it is expected
that your lookup will fail.

The following should, however, work:
dig txt +short

Try running

sa-update -D

to see why its failing.



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