Klamav Updates

Michael D. Stemle, Jr. manchicken at notsosoft.net
Fri Aug 10 18:25:49 BST 2007

On Friday 10 August 2007 09:03:52 Scott Kitterman wrote:
> At the last Kubuntu meeting we discussed (at my request) whether or not
> Klamav should be patched to disable the Clamav auto-update feature.
> At the meeting, I argued against the patch.  One basis of my argument was
> that'd I'd tested the upgrade paths with the clamav in the packaging system
> when one instlled by Klamav was present and it did no harm.  In my
> estimation, that was a key factor in the rough consensus around the idea
> that we should allow Klamav to update Clamav.
> It turns out I was wrong.  In further testing as I've worked with packaging
> Klamav 0.41.1, I've found that a newer clamav installed via the packaging
> system will look in /usr/local, find, and use libraries it finds there.  I
> know for certain this is true for Freshclam and cannot exclude it for the
> other clamav packages.
> So, I think that changes things and unless someone objects, I'm going to
> upload Klamav with Clamav updates patched out as it is currently in Gutsy. 
> I do intend to break the current patch that disables Klamav and Clamav
> updates into two patches so that if the Clamav behavior changes at a later
> date, it'll be trivial to re-enable Clamav updates (just remove the patch).
> Scott K

Sounds like the best way to do that to me.

Do we have any feel on how many folks actually use clamav?  It may be good to 
try polling some of those folks, too.

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