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Re: clamd handicraft work



On Thursday 30 June 2005 01:21, Warren Togami wrote:
> Kai Raven wrote:
> > i have installed clamav & clamd successfully under FC4 from Extras
> > but i don't like the whole procedure the user must execute as
> > mentioned in the Readme (copy this, make this, symlink to, chmod...
> > and so on) to run "a individual clamd-instance".
> > Why not a default installation with the individual "clamd.fedora"
> > instance - because it is a clam(d) installation for Fedora - and
> > full "automatism" for all required steps? If somebody wants a
> > different service name, it is enough to explain in the Readme where
> > to change the service name.
>
> I used to agree with this sentiment, until Enrico explained to me
> that different users of clamd are able to mess with data of other
> system users if you rely on a single daemon.  Err... something like
> this, I don't remember exactly what the issue was.
>
> What we need instead are clamav-something packages containing the
> /etc/rc.d/init.rd/ files, prepared for different specific uses of
> clamd. It will be easy for others to do after someone creates the
> first as an example.

+1

I had the same idea.  Unfortunately, I cannot afford the time for the 
next couple of months to package up clamav-amavisd myself.

David


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