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Subject Re: Dumb questions
Date Fri, 06 May 2011 19:42:12 GMT
On 05/06, Greg Lentz wrote:
> Backups of what?  I would probably just make copies of the whatever directories I was
going to upgrade over in case I failed miserably.

Everything.  You don't know where the stuff you're currently using is.
Backups are good.

> > >    1.       How can I determine where the running version of spamassassin is
> > >    located?
> > 
> > That's not a very easy question to answer, given all the possibilities
> > of MTAs (mail server software) and path configurations.  One of your best
> > options may be to run something like:
> > 
> >  find / -name spamassassin
> > 
> > Which should find any instance of spamassassin on your machine.
> This I actually had done.  This is what is returned after I go into superuser mode.
> /private/etc/mail/spamassassin


> /usr/bin/spamassassin


> /usr/local/bin/spamassassin


> /usr/local/share/spamassassin


> /usr/share/spamassasssin


So it looks like you installed spamassassin to /usr/bin/ and

This is why I hate installing stuff with anything but packages, because
uninstalling is messy.

> If I type ps -aux, I can see an entry for /usr/local/bin/spamd with some paramaters after
it and I see some spamd child entries as

Good idea, that's the one you're using then.  Well, probably.  You could
still have your MTA configured to run /usr/bin/spamassassin or something.

> > /var/lib/spamassassin/
> I don't have a lib directory in my var directory.  Could be a peculiarity to OS X, which
doesn't always keep the Unix stuff in the same locations.

Try searching for a file named

If you delete spamd, spamassassin, and spamc, from /usr/bin/ and
/usr/local/bin/, and delete your rules from wherever is (I'm
guessing that existed in 3.2.4), and install 3.3.1, you'll probably be

It would probably be best if you could install SA with fink, but it looks
like that still hasn't been ported.  But doing some google searching for
fink and spamassassin, I found:

The instructions are pretty old, don't know how applicable they are now.
There have been problems with 3.3.1 and recent versions of perl, which
should be fixed in 3.3.2 which should be released any day now.

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