spamassassin Y2010 bug

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sat Jan 2 13:15:37 UTC 2010

Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:

> How do I know if I am running sa-update? When installing SpamAssassin
> from ports I was prompted as to whether I wanted to do this (I said
> "yes"), but I don't see anything about it in any crontab I can find
> nor in /etc/periodic or /usr/local/etc/periodic.

You need some sort of cron job.  Personally, I have been using a script
posted on the freebsd-perl at ... list by Gordon Tetlow -- see

The attachment was scrubbed from the FreeBSD list archives, so the official archive copy of the message is a bit empty:

Jeremy Chadwick also submitted a pretty similar script in

However, neither of these have been accepted by the p5-Mail-SpamAssassin 
port maintainer.



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