Eric Krieger ronin5150 at
Wed Mar 14 13:06:25 GMT 2007


Why is clamav not being maintained for all ubuntu versions (at least 
back to Dapper LTS)? Some of us actually use clamav in a production 
enviroment in conjuntion with spam filtering.


* warty (utils): Antivirus scanner for Unix [universe] 0.73-2: amd64 
i386 powerpc
* hoary (utils): antivirus scanner for Unix [universe] 0.83-2ubuntu1: 
amd64 i386 powerpc
* hoary-backports (utils): antivirus scanner for Unix [universe] 
0.87-1~hoary1: amd64 i386 powerpc
* breezy (utils): antivirus scanner for Unix [universe] 0.87-1: amd64 
i386 powerpc
* breezy-backports (utils): antivirus scanner for Unix [universe] 
0.87.1-1~breezy1: amd64 i386 powerpc
* dapper (utils): antivirus scanner for Unix [universe] 
0.88.2-1ubuntu1.3: amd64 i386 powerpc 0.88.2-1ubuntu1: amd64 i386 powerpc
* dapper-backports (utils): antivirus scanner for Unix [universe] 
0.88.4-1ubuntu1~dapper1: amd64 i386 powerpc
* edgy (utils): antivirus scanner for Unix [universe] 0.88.4-1ubuntu2.1: 
amd64 i386 powerpc 0.88.4-1ubuntu2: amd64 i386 powerpc
* feisty (utils): antivirus scanner for Unix [universe] 0.90.1-1ubuntu1: 
amd64 i386 power

Those are also the current versions by ubuntu distribution avaible to 
download at this time. Feisty is the only one that is current. If you 
seach through the forum you'll find that others are wondering why clamav 
is not at least at .88.7. Others are getting....


WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
WARNING: Local version: 0.88.4 Recommended version: 0.90.1
WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
WARNING: Current functionality level = 8, recommended = 14

So what does this mean?

What does WARNING: Current functionality level = 1, required = 2 mean?

* The functionality level of the database determines which scanner 
engine version is required to use all of its signatures. If you don’t 
upgrade immediately you will be missing the latest viruses.

* What does Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED mean?
o You’ll get this message whenever a new version of ClamAV is released. 
In order to detect all the latest viruses, it’s not enough to keep your 
database up to date. You also need to run the latest version of the 
scanner. You can download the sources of the latest release from our 
website. Upgrade instructions are on the WikiWiki. If you are afraid to 
break something while upgrading, use the precompiled packages for your 
operating system/distribution. Remember: running the latest stable 
release also improves stability.

The common reply is "complie it youself." If it is believed that .88.4 
is current I beg to differ...and others with me.

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