[clamav-users] Packaging ClamAV

Scott Kitterman debian at kitterman.com
Mon Aug 12 16:58:27 EDT 2019

On Monday, August 12, 2019 4:49:01 PM EDT Nick Howitt wrote:
> On 12/08/2019 19:16, J.R. 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.
> > 
> > Ideally yes, I would agree.
> > 
> > However then you run into the edge-case of what if the machine has no
> > (or very limited) internet access? I *think* it's a requirement for
> > any package that it has to be able to run (even if there is some part
> > that is out-of-date).
> Interestingly, it seems clamd will just start with bytecode.cvd present,
> so technically it appears to be possible just to package bytecode.cvd
> and fire off a freshclam as part if the post-install. How does that sound?

Presenting the user with a running clamd that has a very limited ability to 
scan for threats seems misleading.

Scott K

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