Centos 5.2, MS, perl ClamAV module

Thu Nov 27 16:51:24 GMT 2008

Hello David,

The development of the perl clamav module is quite slow and as discussed
previously, the clamd solution is the optimal one. From my experience
clamd is fully implementable on centos systems, all you need is the
clamd script in /etc/init.d. 

Sample scripts are available under contrib/init just make sure that you
configure your clamd.conf to your specs since MS will not be providing
the configuration options for it since it will be invoked separately as
a daemon.



On Thu, 2008-11-27 at 16:39 +0000, David Lee wrote:
> I'm aware that the topic of the perl ClamAV module is a frequent one
> (because of the unfortunate habit of the clamav software to change its

> interface on each minor release, requiring the perl module maintainer
> do work).
> I've just tried a fresh install (64 bit Intel) of Centos 5.2,
> and install-Clam-SA-latest.tar.gz (install-Clam-0.94.1-SA-3.2.5).
> "install-Clam-0.94.1-SA-3.2.5" successfully builds the clamav software

> itself (installing it into "/usr/local/{bin,lib64,etc,include}" (etc.)
> It then tries to build the perl ClamAV module, which fails:
>     ClamAV.xs:308: error: 'CL_EFSYNC' undeclared (first use in this
>     ClamAV.xs:321: error: 'CL_ELOCKDB' undeclared (first use in this
> Looking in the (just previously installed)
> shows that "CL_EFSYNC" is commented out, and that "CL_ELOCKDB" doesn't

> seem to exist at all.
> So the two clam-related bits of "install-Clam-0.94.1-SA-3.2.5" would
> to be inconsistent.
> Is the recommendation is that we no longer use the perl ClamAV module
> instead use "clamd"?
> If so, then are all the pieces in place to ensure that the "clamd"
> is automatically invoked?  (The "chkconfig ..." and "service ...
> or equivalents?)
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Nikolaos Pavlidis BSc (Hons) MBCS NCLP
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University Of Bedfordshire
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