[clamav-users] Packaging ClamAV

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at cisco.com
Mon Aug 12 10:06:17 EDT 2019


I would suggest not packaging them at all, and they should be downloaded from the update servers the first time the update is ran.

> On Aug 12, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Nick Howitt <nick at howitts.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> 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 outdated, that's giving them some level of protection out of the box.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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