BUG: clamav packages badly broken

Jon Ciesla limb at jcomserv.net
Sat Dec 29 00:19:05 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.

Incidentally, I use clamav in production on fedora with sendmail.  No
issues.  Just had to make the socket paths in the config files match, and

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