[clamav-users] Packaging ClamAV

Nick Howitt nick at howitts.co.uk
Mon Aug 12 09:47:38 EDT 2019

On 12/08/2019 13:25, J.R. via clamav-users wrote:
> main.cvd rarely changes (last update was Jan 2018), it is only when
> the daily gets so large they push a bunch of signatures over. Bytecode
> also does not get updated very often. Really the only things are daily
> & safebrowsing (if enabled) that change regularly.
> Since the are 'signed' files, there's really no way for a 3rd party to
> fudge them (afaik).
> I don't think it would be wise to include stub files, because if there
> is a network issue during install a person could falsely believe that
> their installation was successful and being protected, when they
> really aren't. Even if you are including files that are slightly
> outdated, that's giving them some level of protection out of the box.
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Thanks for replying.
Are you suggesting just packaging main.cvd and not packaging daily.cvd 
or bytecode.cvd?

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