BUG: clamav packages badly broken

Michael Schwendt bugs.michael at gmx.net
Sat Dec 29 21:40:22 UTC 2007

On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 14:06:13 -0700, Kevin Fenzi wrote:

> - freshclam should work when the package is installed. Currently it
> requires you to comment a line in a script for no reason I can tell. 

Cannot find this in bugzilla. The /etc/sysconfig script disables the automatic
update on purpose (to prevent unauthorized network access) and warns the
user about that default. What is wrong with that?
> - freshclam should not mail "root,postmaster,webmaster,clamav" on any
> output. 

Is this in bugzilla?
It also mails warnings and errors.
> - freshclam should be set to use your local country mirror for updates. 

Is this in bugzilla?

> - The milter should work with postfix. 

> - The subpackages should be reduced and named in a way that an end user
> could possibly know what they need to install for the functionality
> they are looking for. For example, the upstream docs and every other
> package talks about the 'freshclam' update program, it's not easy to
> know that in fedora thats in the 'clamav-update' package. 

Just a %doc issue so far, IMO. Unless it is ruled that clamav
must be in a single package.

> - The useless 'sysv' subpackages should be folded into the other
> subpackages until such a time as fedora stops using sysvinit by
> default.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/322381 - WONTFIX

> - clamscan looks for a /etc/clamd.conf file for config options, which
> is not in that place. If it was it wouldn't work because it needs a
> line commented before it's a valid config file. 
> - The package could not remove the clamav user on removal. 
> I'm sure I could look around for more issues. 
> > 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?
> I suppose someone could... thats not my issue however. My issues are in
> the clamav package itself, not just not having a system wide clamd. 

The list is interesting, but it adds more than what I thought has been the
primary (only?) issue with the Fedora clamav packages.

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