Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 164209
Packages for clamd incomplete
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:10 EST
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Description of problem:
When trying to use clamd (the variant of clamav running with a server), imho the clamav-server-package is not "complete". I'm missing /etc/clamd.conf as well as an init.d-script for clamd. There are examples in the docs, however imho when you install the separately provided package clamav-server since you want to use clamd it might be a good idea to ship those files directly.
PS: Maybe this could be included in the next update for the current security-issue oon clamav?
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Steps to Reproduce:
2.Look for init-script or conf-file
I'd like to stress that this issue currently keeps a few people I know from
upgrading. The consequence is that those systems still stick to 0.85 - with all
the security-problem-implications. Another security-advisory has been released
which strongly suggests upgrading to 0.86.2 already ...
It is not possible to provide *one* clamd. It must be instantiated per usecase
(e.g. service for amavisd, mimedefang, squidclam, ...).
So it does not make sense to ship template files with clamav-server as they have
to be modified heavily by the user.
I do not see how this would stop users from upgrading; the clamav package
*never* contained such a requested initscript or configuration file. So, users
can update safely from 0.85.
For more details, please see the thread at
Just to give prove for my point ... Here clamd.conf and an init-script is included!
This package seems to be unrelated because 'clamd' was never been shipped.
The .spec for 0.85.1 can be found at
and I do not see a '%package -n clamd' there. The server part is in the
Isn't clamav-server the daemon-server-part that was the clamd-package before?
The server part was always in the -server subpackage. A 'clamd' package never
existed. Earliest traces (0.71) of clamav inclusive 'clamav-server' can be found at
and the changelog indicates that the -server exists since 0.60-0.fdr.5.
It would be nice to have a subpackage that illustrates a sample clamd
installation, similar to the caching-nameserver configuration package for BIND.
For instance, create all files necessary for the mimedefang service and make a