[clamassassin-announce] Problems with ClamAV 0.90 and clamassassin 1.2.3
jlick at jameslick.com
Sat Feb 17 08:50:53 PST 2007
Dear clamassassin users,
There is a compatibility problem when using clamassassin 1.2.3 with
the new ClamAV 0.90 release. The new ClamAV release has changed some of
the command line options, and one of these changes makes clamassassin
not work correctly when using clamscan. However, using clamassassin
with clamdscan doesn't seem to have any problems.
The problem is that clamscan has removed the --mbox option which was
required in old versions of ClamAV when scanning an email message. Now
clamscan can scan email messages without any special options and the
--mbox option was removed. In ClamAV 0.90, running clamscan with this
option will no longer work. clamassassin had used this option for
compatibility with older versions of ClamAV, so clamassassin will fail
to work with ClamAV's clamscan.
I am testing a version which fixes this problem. In the meantime
you have two options:
1) Configure your system to run clamd and using clamdscan in
clamassassin. (This will give you better performance too!)
2) If you want to remain using clamscan, edit the clamassassin script
and search for the line reading:
CLAMSCANOPT="--no-summary --stdout --mbox"
Change this to:
I will post a follow up when the updated version is available.
Thanks to Paul Taylor and Michael Ossmann for sending in bug reports
about this problem!
Happy Chinese New Year (February 18, 2007) to everyone!
James Lick -- 黎建溥 -- jlick at jameslick.com -- http://jameslick.com/
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