[clamav-users] Question about LibClamAV

crazy thinker crazythinker91 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 09:10:44 EDT 2017


admin-macbookPro-2:clamav-devel-0.99.2 tringappsinc$ grep -ir "This file
was created by ClamAV for internal use and should not be run"  .

how that info added into .dylib files.. even though signle source file of
ClamAV doesn't have that pattern.. how clamAV development  team  adding
this info to their library.. could you have any idea on this?

On 17 April 2017 at 18:25, Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net> wrote:

> Am 17.04.2017 um 14:36 schrieb crazy thinker:
>> Hi ClamAV Developers, Users
>> Sorry.. i missed proper info in my previous mail thread.. please find
>> correct info  below
>> I have compiled the ClamAV source code  on Mac OS X and  investigating
>> libclamav.dylib and libclamav.7.dylib internal files information for  my
>> curiousity.. Surprisingly   i got below info when i ran grep  with some
>> pattern
>> *admin-macbookPro-2:clamav-devel-0.99.2 tringappsinc$ grep -ir "This file
>> was created by ClamAV for internal use and should not be run"*
>> *Binary file ./libclamav/.libs/libclamav.7.dylib matches*
>> *Binary file ./libclamav/.libs/libclamav.dylib matches*
>> *Binary file ./libclamav/.libs/libclamav_la-rebuildpe.o matches*
>> *Binary file ./libclamav/.libs/libclamav_la-upx.o matches*
>> i still don't understand why those above binary files contains that
>> pattern(that i mentioned above) even though   single source file of ClamAV
>> Codebase doesn't have that kind of pattern . From where this pattern
>> appending to .dylib files.?
>> i am so curious to understand things behind it. is there any logic ClamV
>> Internally using?
> because it's not meant as library for 3rd party tools because it's
> internal signatures can change at every point in time, well, because it's
> not intended as public  interface?
> when you provide something below /usr/lib[64]/ it's intended that it is
> used by third party software for linking and hence you have to maintain
> compatibility and versioning to not break them by remove unused functions
> or params or whatever breaks linked applications
> this is *not* clamav specific and obvious
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