[users] Clamav 0.93 rpm

Gordon Dickens gordon at dickens.com
Mon Apr 21 15:44:58 CEST 2008

Yum and apt-get are currently downloading the ClamAV 0.93 RPM from 
RPMforge, however, the RPM does not appear to install everything.  Among 
other things, clamd and /etc/rc.d/init.d/clamav are never installed from 
that RPM.  At least that is the case on my CentOS 5 machines and I have 
attempted the install several times. I browsed through the 
clamav_0.93-2.el5.rf_i386.rpm file and neither clamd nor 
/etc/init.d/clamav appear to be included in that RPM. I am fairly 
certain that clamd is supposed to be included since it is mentioned 
prominently in clamav's 0.93 announcement which I have included below.

Am I missing something?  If so, then I send my humble apologies up 
front.  Otherwise, please advise as to the correct way to install this 
rpm so that it includes clamd and /etc/rc.d/init.d/clamav.


Gordon Dickens

> Dear ClamAV users,
> This release introduces many new features and engine enhancements, please
> see the notes below for the list of major changes. The most visible one
> is the new logic in scan limits which affects some command line and config
> options of clamscan and clamd. Please see clamscan(1) and clamd.conf(5)
> and the example config file for more information on the new options.
> Most important changes include:
>   * libclamav:
>     - New logic in scan limits: provides much more efficient protection against
>       DoS attacks but also results in different command line and config options
>       to clamscan and clamd (see below)
>     - New/improved modules: unzip, SIS, cabinet, CHM, SZDD, text normalisator,
>       entity converter
>     - Improved filetype detection; filetype definitions can be remotely updated
>     - Support for .cld containers (which replace .inc directories)
>     - Improved pattern matcher and signature formats
>     - More efficient scanning of HTML files
>     - Many other improvements
>   * clamd:
>     - NEW CONFIG FILE OPTIONS: MaxScanSize, MaxFileSize, MaxRecursion, MaxFiles
>       ArchiveMaxFileSize, ArchiveMaxRecursion, ArchiveMaxFiles,
>       ArchiveMaxCompressionRatio, ArchiveBlockMax
>   * clamscan:
>     - NEW CMDLINE OPTIONS: --max-filesize, --max-scansize
>     - REMOVED OPTIONS: --block-max, --max-space, --max-ratio
>   * freshclam:
>     - NEW CONFIG OPTION CompressLocalDatabase
>     - NEW CMDLINE SWITCH --no-warnings
>     - main.inc and daily.inc directories are no longer used by ClamAV; please
>       remove them manually from your database directory
> --
> The ClamAV team (http://www.clamav.net/team)

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