[clamav-users] Packaging ClamAV

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at cisco.com
Mon Aug 12 18:08:29 EDT 2019


Probably need to kick off freshclam as part of the install. 

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> On Aug 12, 2019, at 17:00, Scott Kitterman via clamav-users <clamav-users at lists.clamav.net> wrote:
> 
> 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 that is out-of-date).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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