debian + spamassassin updates

Discussion in 'Developers' Forum' started by ispcomm, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. ispcomm

    ispcomm Member

    I'm fine tuning my install of ispconfig.

    I noticed an issue with spam rule update of spamassassin: By default updates are not enabled in debian, which might be an issue.

    To enable them change CRON=1 in /etc/default/spamassassin.

    I'm not sure if this is an ispconfig issue or if it's mentioned somewhere in the documentation.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2013
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    ISPConfig does not alter the debian defaults in /etc/default/spamassassin. But we should add a note in the install guides to activate it.
  3. ispcomm

    ispcomm Member

    It's up to you to mention it. It should be a "good admin" duty to check these things and not assume they work out of the box.

    One of the things I like about ispconfig is that it does not hacks the standard system too-heavily, which means it's easy to customize it to do what you need it to do.

    Just in case, here's what needs to be done on the standard debian install:

    Enable spamassassin updates in /etc/default/spamsassassin

    Call the cron job once by hand to create the update dir and to update it

    Link spamassassin update dir to the one than spamassassin run by amavis uses:

    #ln -s /var/lib/spamassassin/3.003002 /var/lib/amavis/.spamassassin/

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