AW: spam assassin rules update

Tilman Mayer tilman.mayer at
Mon Oct 1 08:48:59 CEST 2012

We do have this issue, too.
I just removed the mirror from the file /var/lib/spamassassin/3.003002/updates_spamassassin_org/MIRRORED.BY and everything runs fine again.

There is an issue for this:


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Von: Mike [mailto:newsbox at] 
Gesendet: Samstag, 29. September 2012 19:06
An: amavis-users at
Betreff: Re: spam assassin rules update

On 09/28/2012 08:02 AM, John Hinton wrote:
> On 9/28/2012 8:41 AM, Nikolaos Milas wrote:
>> On 28/9/2012 12:08 μμ, Nikolaos Milas wrote:
>>> # tail -f /var/log/sa-update.log
>>>    ./sa-update: line 12: 10: command not found 
>> It seems that this output is left from an older run (and I don't know 
>> how it came up).
>> In all recent runs, it seems there is no output at all.
>> When I run simply "/usr/bin/sa-update -D", everything seems to run 
>> smoothly.
>> So, I would guess something is wrong in 
>> /usr/share/spamassassin/sa-update.cron which does not allow proper 
>> updates.
>> Nick
> I had an issue where the server contacted was not responding last 
> week. I was getting failed cronjob emails. It went away somewhere in 
> the last several days. Sorry to not have specific times, dates and 
> server name. Maybe you are seeing the residual from this?
I just had this yesterday:

http: GET  request failed: 404 Not Found: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN"> <html><head> <title>404 Not Found</title> </head><body> <h1>Not Found</h1> <p>The requested URL /sa-update/asf/1391368.tar.gz was not found on this server.</p> <hr> <address>Apache/2.2.6 (Fedora) Server at Port 80</address> </body></html>

But I think this is a different issue.

Could you just set up your own cron job to run sa-update? I'm not sure 
of the typical configuration on CentOS but on FreeBSD I set up a script 
to run weekly (your path information will differ; test with the debug 



# Debug:
#/usr/local/bin/sa-update -D

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