BUG: clamav packages badly broken

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 00:57:12 UTC 2007

On Dec 29, 2007 11:40 AM, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:
> Michael Schwendt wrote:
> >
> > You are not supposed to run that. Read the documentation first.
> You are free to tell me what to do only _after_ you come up with a
> reasonable explanation as to why clamav is different from all other
> daemons out there and so it requires a different packaging philosophy.
> Until then, shut up.

Comments like this one and others do not help get a fix. They just
stir emotional hot-buttons that make sure that fixes don't happen. Yes
clamav in EPEL/Fedora is not packaged the way that other repositories
do it. It causes conflicts and other issues and does not seem to be
what people expect out of a system service. However, every thread that
has started like this one has has just made the package more stuck in
the way it is.

So while we work out human issues on our part (which will take as long
as any EU debate..) how can we get your system working again. My first
suggestion would be to back out the clamav from EPEL and also figure
out what packages you are wanting from each repository.. and why.
Second put in yum-priorities to put each repository at a level... its
not a great fix.. having 'local' repos is a better fix but that is
outside the scope of this email.

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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