ClamAV on FreeBSD - ports or Perl module?
mikej at rogers.com
Wed Aug 2 19:25:31 IST 2006
TCIS List Acct wrote:
> 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?
First of all, you should always stick to the ports if possible. It will
ensure things just work, and it will be easier for you to manage and
keep the software up to date. As for the ClamAV perl module, last time i
tested it, it worked just fine without a threaded perl. All in all you
should probably test it yourself before deployment, you can recompile
perl with thread support. For any further questions, i would go to the
freebsd-ports mailing list.
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