[Pkg-clamav-devel] Including 20+ MB of signatures in clamav-base

acab at digitalfuture.it acab at digitalfuture.it
Tue Mar 16 23:36:31 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 09:39:42PM +0100, Michael Tautschnig wrote:
> One question seems crucial to me: If we don't ship signatures, would that keep
> clamd from starting? Now it might even be a good thing if clamd fails to start
> as a non-working clamd is easier to detect for a sysadmin than a semi-working
> one. On the other hand, we need a clear message for our users to tell them that
> it is somehow *ok* that clamd fails to start.

a similar discussion recently popped out on the clamav-binary mailing

The official statement from the ClamAV team is: please keep on shipping
a base virus DB no matter how old as this terribly helps our mirrors.

For all the details, please subscribe to clamav-binary and check out the
archives. Actually it's a good idea to do that anyway.


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