OT: Whats the best way to update ClamAV?

René Berber r.berber at computer.org
Tue Dec 19 00:17:23 CET 2006

Jon Bates wrote:

> Hi, I recently changed to the virus scanners option to clamavmodule to
> resolve separate issue. 
> I'm just wondering if this means that I need to change the way that I update
> ClamAV. Do you update ClamAV in the same way if using clamavmodule? I'm not
> really clear on the distinction between the two.

Almost the same.

As has been pointed out in recent postings (and in ClamAV's list), it is
recommended after updating that you rebuild the perl module.

Using the cpan shell:

cpan> force install Mail::ClamAV

MS's clamavmodule uses Mail:ClamAV which is linked to the clamav library.
Forcing the install you assure that the perl module is linked to the latest
library, the one you updated.
René Berber

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