BUG: clamav packages badly broken

Michael Schwendt bugs.michael at gmx.net
Sat Dec 29 20:38:10 UTC 2007

On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 12:04:16 -0700, Kevin Fenzi wrote:

> So, let me recap what I know and perhaps someone will think of a
> brilliant solution: 
> - The fedora clamav maintainer wants to do things the way the package
> is currently setup. They don't want to change it to be more simple/easy
> to understand, or fix it to be more usable. This package meets all the
> package guidelines. 
> - I attempted to setup a clamav for epel that was based on the dag
> rpms. However, amavisd-new, klamav, and other packages in fedora (and
> thus epel) depend on clamav being packaged in the way that it is. This
> would mean all those other packages would have to rework their specs
> for the clamav package. 
> - The amavisd-new maintainer in fedora/epel reluctantly agreed to
> maintain the fedora version in EPEL. 
> So, I don't see much way out... we go with the version currently in
> fedora/epel, unless someone can talk the maintainer (and the
> maintainers of all the dependent packages) into changing the package. 
> Any other ideas? 

What exactly would make the current packages "more usable"?

Why can't a volunteer create and maintain a clamav configuration add-on
package, which offers a single system-wide clamav daemon if that is
requested by the clamav user base in Fedora/EPEL?

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