spamassassin Y2010 bug

Matt Emmerton matt at
Mon Jan 4 01:56:45 UTC 2010

> On Sun, 03 Jan 2010 20:10:19 +0000
> Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:
>> Comments, critique are welcome.  Unless there are any killer bugs,
>> I'll send-pr(1) in a week or so.
> You have:
> : ${daily_sa_compile="YES"}
> sa-compile is installed by the SA port, but it requires devel/re2c,
> which is an optional dependency. With a standard install your script
> will update the rules, the compile will unconditionally fail, and so
> spamd won't get restarted.
> You could detect the re2c port, but I think it would be better to turn
> it off by default
> I'd also suggest running sa-compile with nice  by default.

I've put up a set of diffs (patches) in shar format that address some of 
these issues:

1) re2c is listed as a run dependency.  No two ways around it - if you do 
plan on running sa-compile at some time, you'll need re2c, and chances are 
that the machine that is running sa-update is also going to be running 

2) sa-compile is nice(1)'d by default, and you can provide other flags to 
nice(1) as well.


Matt Emmerton 

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