update clamav

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 4 12:25:27 UTC 2009

On Fri, 30 Oct 2009 13:41:22 -0500
Oscar Gomez <ogomez at epq.com.co> wrote:

> good morning
> I have clamav ClamAV 0.92.1/9967/Fri   running in ubuntu 8.04, i
> want update to version  .95. what are the steps to make this update.
> Thanks

How did you install it? If it was through the repositories (so using
synaptic, apt-get or aptitude) you should be able to do

apt-get install clam

(I think it's called 'clam' in the repos) and it will check if there is
an upgrade in the repos, and if there is it will upgrade it for you.
If you didn't, you have to either uninstall this version and reinstall
through the repos, or repeat whatever steps you did you get it
installed previously, which were likely downloading a source tarball
and building it.

If the version in 8.04 is not 0.95, then you have two options:

1) You can use apt-pinning to use the package from a later
	ubuntu. I don't know how recommended this is in Ubuntu, but
	it's pretty standard in Debian
2) You can download and install clam from clam's site, having
	uninstalled your current version. They might provide a .deb
	file which would be most useful, but you may end up compiling
	from source.

Avi Greenbury
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