[Mimedefang] SpamAssassin 3.3.0-rc1

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Wed Dec 30 10:16:09 EST 2009

Jason Bertoch wrote:

> Has anyone tried SA 3.3.0-rc1 yet?

Yes, and it worked for us.  However, we specifically set a user_dir.
SA 3.3.0-rc1 dies if it can't create the user state directory
(See Mail::SpamAssassin->get_and_create_userstate_dir())

As a workaround until we fix MIMEDefang, you need to create your
own $SASpamTester in your filter, supplying an appropriate userstate_dir:

# Put this somewhere in your filter....

use vars qw($SASpamTester);

$SASpamTester = Mail::SpamAssassin::new({
	      local_tests_only => 1, # or 0 depending on what you want
	      dont_copy_prefs  => 1,
	      userprefs_filename => '/etc/mail/sa-mimedefang.cf', # or whatever
	      user_dir => '/some/path});

The directory '/some/path' will be used as the "home" directory for
SpamAssassin's purposes; it must be readable/writable/searchable by
the "defang" user.  A good choice might be /var/spool/MIMEDefang.



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