ClamAV on FreeBSD - ports or Perl module?

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Wed Aug 2 17:42:51 IST 2006

David Jacobson wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> I'd recommend installing ClamAV from source and getting the module via
> The module is a lot faster and if you have auto in your Virus Scanners
> function it will pick up the module as the preferred scanneer.
> Kind Regards,
> David

I installed  ClamAV from ports and then tried to install Mail::ClamAV from CPAN, 
but it failed due to the default Perl 5.8.8 install on FreeBSD not being built 
with threads.  So, I then tried to build from ports ( 
/usr/ports/mail/p5-Mail-ClamAV) and it built, but gave a warning at the end 
saying my Perl needed to be built with threading, so looks like there is no way 
around that requirement.  Anyone know how stable Perl 5.8.8 on FreeBSD 6.1 is 
with threading enabled?


Mike Bacher / listacct at
TCIS - TulsaConnect Internet Services

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