Bug#942292: exim4.template.conf for clean buster install av_scanner incorrect

Serge Rijkers rss at tregare.net
Mon Oct 14 10:29:27 BST 2019

On 14/10/2019 10:23, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> Control: tags -1 + moreinfo
> On 2019-10-14 01:21, Serge Rijkers wrote:
>> exim4.template.conf contains:
>> av_scanner = clamd: /var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl
>> clean buster clamav-daemon uses /run/clamav/clamd.ctl
>> For a on tech-savvy user this is difficult to diagnose
>> possibly exim4.template.conf should contain:
>> av_scanner = clamd:/run/clamav/clamd.ctl
> Debian Policy requires that /var/run be a symlink to /run, so that 
> change should make no difference.
> Regards,
> Adam

I would like to point out that a clean buster install does not create 
the symlink, so the change would make a difference.

I feel that a package should not depend on erratic behavior elsewhere in 
the system. Clamd-daemon uses /run not /var/run exim should reflect that 

Ultimately a new user installing buster runs into this problem. Whether 
this is fixed in exin, clamd or debian installer is metter for debate. 
should i report this elsewhere?

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