BUG: clamav packages badly broken

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 17:34:29 UTC 2007

On Dec 29, 2007 6:16 AM, Michael Schwendt <bugs.michael at gmx.net> wrote:

> 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.

I think the issue is that in the past, Enricho has come across as his
way or someone maintains all of his packages. I am not sure if that
was his intent, but the feeling came across. Adding in a package for
basic configurations has been closed as a wontfix in the past.


> > > 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.

Why does every  time this package come up we end up with the same
comments... there seem to have been several more in the old
bugzilla.us one that I cant get to.



It is a different packaging philosophy that Enricho has.. but it does
seem to be different than most packages that Fedora ships. I am having
a hard time coming up with a mainstream package that does it that
way.. which I think is what causes the large amount of cognitive
dissonance, and harsh opinions when they come up.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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