clamav-db vs. clamav-filesystem
On 2011-04-16, Anssi Johansson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My concern is that the clamav-db package is forced down my throat. I do
> not want to use clamav-db, because the virus database in it will always
> be outdated. The clamav-data-empty package was very neat in this regard
> as it satisfied clamav's requirements but didn't interfere with
> downloading the virus database updates with freshclam.
> What was the rationale for making clamav depend on clamav-db =
> 0.97-12.el5, instead of the previous dependency of data(clamav), which
> was provided by both clamav-data-empty and clamav-data?
The rationale was probably to clean up the mess with way too many
sub-packages in the old packaging. In the new clamav-db the
virus database is marked as %config(noreplace), so it will not
overwrite your updated virus-database. That should hopefully mean
that there's not much point in also providing a clamav-db-empty..
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