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SA-COMPILE(1)						User Contributed Perl Documentation					     SA-COMPILE(1)

NAME
sa-compile - compile SpamAssassin ruleset into native code
SYNOPSIS
sa-compile [options] Options: --list Output base string list to STDOUT --sudo Use 'sudo' for privilege escalation --keep-tmps Keep temporary files instead of deleting -C path, --configpath=path, --config-file=path Path to standard configuration dir -p prefs, --prefspath=file, --prefs-file=file Set user preferences file --siteconfigpath=path Path for site configs (default: /etc/mail/spamassassin) --updatedir=path Directory to place updates (default: /var/lib/spamassassin/compiled/<perlversion>/3.003002) --cf='config line' Additional line of configuration -D, --debug [area=n,...] Print debugging messages -V, --version Print version -h, --help Print usage message
DESCRIPTION
sa-compile uses "re2c" to compile the site-wide parts of the SpamAssassin ruleset. No part of user_prefs or any files included from user_prefs can be built into the compiled set. This compiled set is then used by the "Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Rule2XSBody" plugin to speed up SpamAssassin's operation, where possible, and when that plugin is loaded. "re2c" can match strings much faster than perl code, by constructing a DFA to match many simple strings in parallel, and compiling that to native object code. Not all SpamAssassin rules are amenable to this conversion, however. This requires "re2c" (see "http://re2c.org/"), and the C compiler used to build Perl XS modules, be installed. Note that running this, and creating a compiled ruleset, will have no effect on SpamAssassin scanning speeds unless you also edit your "v320.pre" file and ensure this line is uncommented: loadplugin Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Rule2XSBody
OPTIONS
--list Output the extracted base strings to STDOUT, instead of generating the C extension code. --sudo Use sudo(8) to run code as 'root' when writing files to the compiled-rules storage area (which is "/var/lib/spamassassin/compiled/5.016/3.003002" by default). --quiet Produce less diagnostic output. Errors will still be displayed. --keep-tmps Keep temporary files after the script completes, instead of deleting them. -C path, --configpath=path, --config-file=path Use the specified path for locating the distributed configuration files. Ignore the default directories (usually "/usr/share/spamassassin" or similar). --siteconfigpath=path Use the specified path for locating site-specific configuration files. Ignore the default directories (usually "/etc/mail/spamassassin" or similar). --updatedir By default, "sa-compile" will use the system-wide rules update directory: /var/lib/spamassassin/compiled/5.016/3.003002 If the updates should be stored in another location, specify it here. Note that use of this option is not recommended; if sa-compile is placing the compiled rules the wrong directory, you probably need to rebuild SpamAssassin with different "Makefile.PL" arguments, instead of overriding sa-compile's runtime behaviour. --cf='config line' Add additional lines of configuration directly from the command-line, parsed after the configuration files are read. Multiple --cf arguments can be used, and each will be considered a separate line of configuration. -p prefs, --prefspath=prefs, --prefs-file=prefs Read user score preferences from prefs (usually "$HOME/.spamassassin/user_prefs") . -D [area,...], --debug [area,...] Produce debugging output. If no areas are listed, all debugging information is printed. Diagnostic output can also be enabled for each area individually; area is the area of the code to instrument. For more information about which areas (also known as channels) are available, please see the documentation at <http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/DebugChannels>. -h, --help Print help message and exit. -V, --version Print sa-compile version and exit.
SEE ALSO
Mail::SpamAssassin(3) spamassassin(1) spamd(1)
PREREQUESITES
"Mail::SpamAssassin" "re2c" "Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Rule2XSBody"
BUGS
See <http://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/>
AUTHORS
The Apache SpamAssassin(tm) Project <http://spamassassin.apache.org/>
COPYRIGHT
SpamAssassin is distributed under the Apache License, Version 2.0, as described in the file "LICENSE" included with the distribution. perl v5.16.3 2014-06-10 SA-COMPILE(1)