clamd handicraft work (Fedora Core 4)

Michael Schwendt mschwendt.tmp0501.nospam at
Sun Aug 14 15:37:07 UTC 2005

On Sun, 14 Aug 2005 10:21:12 -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:

> At 3:20 PM +0200 8/14/05, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> >On Sun, 14 Aug 2005 14:03:44 +0200, Lars E. Pettersson wrote:
> >
> >> Must say that I do not know why it have to be done so complex as is the
> >> case in Fedora extras now.
> >
> >The aforementioned thread on fedora-extras-list gives an answer to
> >that. In particular, the thread refreshes why a single clamd is considered
> >wrong. The clamav packages in Fedora Extras build a much more mighty and
> >flexible framework for clamav than a single package could ever be. A
> >single package, which "installs and works out-of-the-box" would be a dead
> >end for the other packages which will be added on top of the clamav base
> >packages. What appears as if it's an unnecessary list of manual
> >configuration steps can be solved with additional packages,
> >e.g. amavis-new.
> A solution also needs a bit of documentation, especially when the solution
> is "flexible".  Someone wanting to use clamav might think that they needed
> to install clamav, and if there is more to it than that, they'll need
> instructions.  I'm not sure where those instructions should be in
> Fedora-land so that someone wanting to install clamav would find them.

I believe "rpm --query --docfiles clamav-server" lists the readme
which is included.

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