BUG: clamav packages badly broken

Michael Schwendt bugs.michael at gmx.net
Sat Dec 29 13:16:34 UTC 2007

On Fri, 28 Dec 2007 19:16:27 -0800, Florin Andrei wrote:

> Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > 
> > 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:
> They're not "complex". They're broken.

Please don't just repeat complaints without substance.
> > The packages include
> > %doc files. You can't avoid reading them.
> Yes, I can, and I should - if all I want is the most basic 
> functionality. An RPM package should just work, with the basic functions 
> enabled, once it's installed. 

Then be the volunteer to provide a package that includes the configuration
files for such a "most basic" clamav daemon. AIUI, the Fedora clamav
packager doesn't want to provide such defaults because he thinks it would
be wrong to do that. The Fedora Package Collection is not closed, however,
it is open to the community.

> > They do work, albeit differently than Dag's.
> Not the packages I installed today, they don't. Proof: install them, 
> then run "service clamav-wrapper start" (or whatever is the name of that 
> broken symlink). Anything happened at all?

You are not supposed to run that. Read the documentation first.

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