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From Martin Gregorie <>
Subject Re: sa-update
Date Thu, 14 Jan 2010 22:59:58 GMT
On Thu, 2010-01-14 at 14:00 -0800, brodos wrote:

> I just ran a sa-update -D as root.
> It seems that the rules are updated automatically without running sa-update,
> and I dont have a cron job for this.
> I havent run sa-update for months and when I look into
> /var/lib/spamassassin.... it says the files were modyfied for 14 days ago.
> Is there any automatically update settings that I am not aware of? If so in
> what file is this specifyed? (
You don't say what OS/distro you're using, but have you looked at the
contents of the /etc/cron* directories? 

I run Fedora 10. My copy of SA is the standard Fedora package for that
distro. As part of its normal SA install it adds a cron job called
sa_update to /etc/cron.daily, where it runs silently every night. My
last update was the rush job to fix the 2010 problem on the 2nd of

My guess is that your SA installation has done something very similar.

FWIW I replaced the standard setup with a modified script (posted here a
few days back) that e-mails me with what it did each run. I run this on
a weekly basis and, in consequence, know when the cron job has run and
what it did.


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