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Bug 754276 - clamav needs mimedefang subpackage
clamav needs mimedefang subpackage
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: clamav (Show other bugs)
All Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Enrico Scholz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: Improvement
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Reported: 2011-11-15 17:43 EST by Philip Prindeville
Modified: 2012-01-25 15:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-01-25 15:21:49 EST
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Description Philip Prindeville 2011-11-15 17:43:57 EST
Description of problem:

There's a lot of trivial/mechanical work involved in setting up clamav to work with mimedefang. And it's easy to make a mistake and spend hours troubleshooting it (especially if SElinux is enabled).

A subpackage called "clamav-mimedefang" that installs and initializes the service would be handy.

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It would contain:


and during it's %postinst it would create:


and run "chkconfig clamd.mimedefang on ; service clamd.mimedefang start".

It could also link:

ln -s /var/run/clamd.mimedefang/clamd.sock /var/spool/MIMEDefang/clamd.sock
Comment 1 Philip Prindeville 2011-11-16 20:55:47 EST
An interim set of proposed patches are here:
Comment 2 Philip Prindeville 2011-12-31 21:11:34 EST
(In reply to comment #1)
> An interim set of proposed patches are here:

Comment 3 Enrico Scholz 2012-01-25 15:21:49 EST
I am going to close this as WONTFIX because:

* 'clamav' is the wrong package for mimedefang/exim/... integration
  because these software projects have nothing in common except that
  they can communicate

* it will be a non trivial work (3 or 4 (with sysv) new subpackages,
  user creation, init script registration...)

* although I use mimedefang by myself, I am not familiar with exim or
  other server integration

* reassigning this bug to mimedefang/exim/... and requesting that the
  clamav integration is provided there is not a solution because items
  above hold for them too

Creating a new fedora package which does the requested integration
is probably the most clean solution. I do this for myself (see but do not have time to deal
with the fedora review process.

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