Klamav Updates

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Mon Aug 13 01:03:57 BST 2007

These are all good points and were mostly ones I argued during the meeting. 
 The fundamental concern I have is I know (now) that the packaged clamav 
will interact with the local version without particularly complaining about 
it.  This is sufficiently risky in my book to trump the other arguements.  
There are other issues too, like the clamav updates downloaded by klamav 
won't have any of the Debian/Ubuntu patches installed.

Recently the clamav support picture has improved significantly.  Is you 
look at Feisty, it's had three security updates since release and all 
security fixes from the later releases are incorporated.  Additionally, the 
current version of clamav is available via feisty-backports.  Because of 
the improved volunteer support through the packaging system, I think the 
need for individuals to upgrade directly from upstream is much less than it 
has generally been.

Scott K

P. S. Anyone willing to volunteer to do the patch to clamav for the 
installed version to ignore a locally installed version?

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