Unsure of the future implications of this but as it’s been a few days and there are no signs of a upgrade I’m taking a flyer…
Download and extract spamassassin from Website
cd ~ fetch http://apache.mirrors.timporter.net//spamassassin/source/Mail-SpamAssassin-3.4.0.tar.gz tar -zvxf Mail-SpamAssassin-3.4.0.tar.gz cd Mail-SpamAssassin-3.4.0
Create make file
make make install
SpamAssassin no longer comes with rules in the tarball so you have to download them yourselve…
Restart amavsid-new if require
service amavisd restart
A week or so after performing this update I realised my sa-updating script wasn’t completing successfully, failing on GPG verification.
I’ve also just noticed the config files in /usr/local/etc/mail/spamassassin are being ignored and files in /etc/mail/spamassassin were being used. Take more care next time where its going to be installed!
Consider using the following next time?
perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=/usr/local/
I needed to re-import Sought Rule Yerp (and maybe SpamAssassin’s?) so I performed the following on both servers and my sa-updating script started competing successfully again.
fetch http://spamassassin.apache.org/updates/GPG.KEY && sa-update --import GPG.KEY fetch http://yerp.org/rules/GPG.KEY && sa-update --import GPG.KEY
A way to check if our servers have reloaded amavisd recently is to grep the log for HUP
grep ‘HUP’ /var/log/amavisd.log