CLAM Antivirus

David Hart ubuntu at
Tue Mar 22 14:11:55 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-03-22 at 14:37 +0100, René L. Reingard wrote:
> Hello
> how do we install a 'xxx.TAR.GZ' file?
> i mean at the right place as i already have installed a version of that  
> program.
> i downloaded CLAM Antivirus as recommended on ubuntu website.
> the version is 0.73, and i do not understand what else they talk about  
> version 0.80 on that ubuntu page.
> now there is a much newer version available on
> this file is not a DEB file.
> what will i do with this TAR.GZ to get CLAM upgraded?
> thanks for help.

This is really a bit off topic for this list but first you need to
uninstall your previous deb version.

Next untar the file and look for an 'INSTALL' file (it's usually there).
This should give you detailed instructions.

To install into /usr/local (recommended) will involve something like:
'./configure; make; make install'.

You can find more general information at

David Hart <ubuntu at>

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