ClamAV and SpamAssassin from Julian's tarball on Debian Woody

Eric Dantan Rzewnicki rzewnickie at RFA.ORG
Fri Mar 11 01:16:43 GMT 2005

A note to anyone else still using debian woody:

I installed clamav and SA from Julian's tarball on a debian woody system.
I had to add these standard packages:
  zlib1g-dev libdb3-dev libbz2-dev libgmp3 libgmp3-dev pkg-config
and these from
  libidn11 libidn11-dev libcurl3 libcurl3-dev

After installing those the script worked fine.

Two questions:

1) I added clamavmodule to Virus Scanners in MailScanner.conf. Upon
restarting MailScanner I guess I expected to see a note about clamav
being used in the logs similar to this message concerning sophos:

MailScanner[27917]: SophosSAVI 3.91 (engine 2.28) recognizing 101402 viruses

If I set Debug = yes, I see that that clamavmodule is indeed used. Is
there any reason SophosSAVI is logged and clamavmodule is not during
normal mailscanner startup? not a big deal of course.

2) for some reason spamassassin --version still reports 3.0.1. Is this a
known issue or do I have some other problem here?

Thanks to everyone for MailScanner and for any advice.
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