BUG: clamav packages badly broken

Michael Schwendt bugs.michael at gmx.net
Sat Dec 29 00:10:21 UTC 2007

On Fri, 28 Dec 2007 13:47:31 -0800, Florin Andrei wrote:

> Just a few quick observations:

Funny. The differerent design of the Fedora clamav packages has been a
topic on various lists long ago. Actually, there's some rationale behind
the complexity of the Fedora clamav packages: packager's decision based on
security and versatility beyond basic clamav usage. The packages include
%doc files. You can't avoid reading them. The packages are not compatible
with Dag's packages. They have never been compatible with Dag's. This is
no secret. They do work, albeit differently than Dag's.

Unfortunately, the clamav users within the Fedora community have not cared
enough about clamav in Fedora as would be necessary to either a) reach a
consensus on how to package them, b) work with the original Fedora
packager on enhancing them with a more convenient setup procedure, or c)
do sufficient lobbying in order to convince Fedora Project leadership that
something is "wrong" with Fedora's clamav packages and may need
decision-finding on a higher level.

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