ClamAV 0.93 released

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sat May 24 23:33:44 IST 2008

I have just published a new beta of MailScanner including support for 
Mail::ClamAV 0.22, which is now provided in my ClamAV+SpamAssassin 
package. These two should work successfully as a pair, and I would 
appreciate testers.


P.S. It's nice to be out in the big wide world again, I didn't go 
outside the building for a week, now I just need to get my sleep cycle 
back to normal. I am too used to sleeping in a hospital bed, and to 
being awake at 6am (I normally was in the shower by 6:30am in hospital).

The latest news seems to be that they may pass my case back to the liver 
transplant team, and not do a small bowel transplant after all. But 
possibilities currently include everything up to, and including, 
replacing my stomach, duodenum, jejunum, ilium (small intestines, all 26 
feet of it), liver, pancreas and all the blood vessels that join them 
all together. So just about anything is possible right now. Within the 
next month or two, I should hear what (if any) other tests they want to 
do, but my case will be discussed at a national level and they all have 
to agree what is best for me to have done. That could possibly take a 
few months, so I don't expect any quick news. I managed a very nice chat 
with a guy from their chronic pain team, and he had several new ideas 
for painkillers that the people in Southampton had never considered, 
which was very useful. Southampton's attitude seems to be that if a 
couple of Paracetomol (Tylenol) don't handle it, then they don't really 
know much about what to do :-) It's not quite as bad as that, but you 
get my drift :-) The Cambridge team at Addenbrookes actually appreciate 
the problem of your body becoming used to opiates and that you build up 
a tolerance to them, and had some ideas for new drugs which I have only 
rarely been exposed to before, such as Oramorph and Fentanyl.

That's about the latest news, I'll keep you posted.


P.S. It's my list, and I'll top-post if I want to ;-)

Alex Broens wrote:
> On 5/23/2008 1:21 PM, David Lee wrote:
>> On Mon, 28 Apr 2008, Denis Beauchemin wrote:
>>> Leonardo Helman a écrit :
>>>> Hi I'm using clamavmodule
>>>> I've made a patch for the Mail::ClamAV to compile (later I'll send it
>>>> to the Mail::ClamAV mantainer)
>>> Hello,
>>> Anything new on the official Mail::ClamAV module? I just looked and
>>> version 0.21 still supports maxratio which have been removed from Clam
>>> 0.93...
>>> Since there are known exploits for 0.92 I am beginning to feel the urge
>>> to upgrade to 0.93...
>> Scott Beck has released version 0.22 of Mail::ClamAV in the last few 
>> days.
>> Could I suggest that some of us with test facilities and with a little
>> technical experience try the various combinations of the older and newer
>> versions of ClamAV and Mail::ClamAV and verify which combinations 
>> work and
>> fail?
>>  1. Old+old:  We know that the combined earlier versions work.
>>  2. New ClamAV + old Mail::ClamAV:  It has been reported that the new
>>     ClamAV (0.93) breaks with older Mail::ClamAV (0.20/0.21).  Could
>>     someone provide details of what this breakage is?  Is there a quick
>>     recipe to reproduce the problem that ClamAV 0.93 had introduced?
>>  3. New + new: Julian's Clam+SA package would ultimately be new+new.  
>> Can
>>     we verify that this fixes any previously verified breakage?  Also 
>> that
>>     it does not seem to introduce any new problems.
>>  4. Old ClamAV + new Mail::ClamAV: There are inevitably sites which use
>>     other sources (not Julian's package).  Can we check what happens 
>> with
>>     if someone were to upgrade their Mail::ClamAV module but leave the
>>     main ClamAV software back on 0.92?  (Probably not too important, but
>>     it would be a nice data point to complete the set...)
>> Given Julian's sadly enforced absence from work, I'm sure he would
>> appreciate it if we can do this tabulation for him.
> Will try to test new Mail::ClamAV with ClamAV 0.93 and on several old 
> versions of MS


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