Re: clamav: uptodate or not?
On 09/06/2007 02:19 PM, Rody wrote:
How can i tell if clamav is up to date?
If i run freshclam as root it tells me that main.inc is up to date, but as all
mirrors refuse to connect, i can't say if daily.inc and any other file are
ever updated. (too often connections with outdated version)
When i run the gui antivirus scanner (1.1.2) that uses clamav, it tells me the
virus database is 3 months old. Trying to update from that program is useless
however, as freshclam needs to be setuid clamav. I did that once, but when it
was updated to a new version, it removed that setuid part. So i left it as it
was probably not ment to be set setuid?
The problem comes down to the makers of clamav dictating that everyone should
use their latest version.
I agree this is annoying.
I also understand why debian wouldn't want to put
this latest version in etch's repo just yet.
I'm curious as to what is the recommended way to handle this: stick with the
debian releases or install clamav by hand each time they come up with yet
another new version...
I recommend installing from http://www.backports.org/
Then configure sudo to allow your normal user account to start freshclam.