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

Serge Rijkers rss at tregare.net
Mon Oct 14 18:16:42 BST 2019

On 14/10/2019 16:50, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 09:23:17AM +0100, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
>> 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.

I tested again with the symlink in place. It does make a difference.

> Also, the configuration option is commented in the default file, and
> there is not even a macro to enable it. So, who enables this already
> knows her way around things.

Apparently, I am one of those who knows my way around things. Even so, this av_scanner = thing bit me. And yes, I figured it out quickly.

> This should, IMO, be fixed in unstable and testing (it's a no-brainer
> one-line change), but I don't think we should do this in stable.

That seems fair enough.

Serge Rijkers

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