Bug 427104 - freshclam should use local country mirror for updates.
freshclam should use local country mirror for updates.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: clamav (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Enrico Scholz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-12-31 13:36 EST by Kevin Fenzi
Modified: 2009-09-13 07:27 EDT (History)
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Description Kevin Fenzi 2007-12-31 13:36:53 EST
Description of problem:

Currently the freshclam package uses the main clamav update mirrors. 
It should look at something like the machines local timezone and set the mirror
to the local country mirror. 

For example, in the dag clamav package: 


if [ -r "$CONFIG" -a -r "$ZONES" ]; then
        source "$CONFIG"
        export CODE="$(grep -E "\b$ZONE\b" "$ZONES" | head -1 | cut -f1 | tr
[A-Z] [a-z])"

if [ -z "$CODE" ]; then
        export CODE="local"

%{__perl} -pi -e '
                s|^(DatabaseMirror) database\.clamav\.net$|$1
db.$ENV{"CODE"}.clamav.net\n$1 db.local.clamav.net|;
                s|^(DatabaseMirror) db\.\.clamav\.net$|$1
db.$ENV{"CODE"}.clamav.net\n$1 db.local.clamav.net|;
        ' %{_sysconfdir}/freshclam.conf{,.rpmnew} &>/dev/null || :
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 00:16:01 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 19:19:34 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 11:19:22 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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Comment 4 Tim Jackson 2009-07-14 17:59:34 EDT
Still an issue in F-11
Comment 5 Enrico Scholz 2009-09-13 07:27:25 EDT
not a bug; 'db.local.clamav.net' points already to the country-local mirror for most ips.

Except for load balancing the mirror hosts (which is solved by this automatic mapping) I do not see any sense in using a country-local (resp. the nearest) mirror.

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