FreeBSD Port: MailScanner-4.78.17

Sahil Tandon sahil at
Thu Nov 5 02:51:45 UTC 2009

On Wed, 04 Nov 2009, andrea crisanti wrote:

> Dear Maintainers of MailScanner port,
> 	I updated the Sophos virus scan engine to version 4.47 on a
> computer running FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE amd64.
> The new engine uses, besides the old virus databases files, new
> files called xvd??.vdb
> To have it working I had to modify the script sophos-autoupdate
> installed under /usr/local/libexec/MailScanner/ to symlink them
> in the IDE directory.

A solution was proposed yesterday on the mailscanner list.  Evidently,
the kludge is only required for Sophos v4 (not v5).

Sahil Tandon <sahil at>

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