ClamAV on FreeBSD - ports or Perl module?

Mike Jakubik mikej at
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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