[clamav-users] Packaging ClamAV

Nick Howitt nick at howitts.co.uk
Mon Aug 12 11:19:45 EDT 2019


Then you can't start clamd on installation?

On 12/08/2019 15:06, Joel Esler (jesler) via clamav-users wrote:
> 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:
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>> 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 outdated, that's giving them some level of protection out of the box.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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