[CentOS] rpmnew puzzles

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Thu Apr 9 13:55:34 UTC 2009

Anne Wilson wrote:
> I'm puzzled by such statements as
> diff /var/clamav/daily.cvd /var/clamav/daily.cvd.rpmnew
> Binary files /var/clamav/daily.cvd and /var/clamav/daily.cvd.rpmnew differ
> I thought the point of rpmnew files was so that we could check what has been 
> changed?

As those are binary files, diff doesn't really work. Those are db4(?)
database files, you should be able to view them with the db_dump
utility. Which doesn't really matter, as those will get overwritten by
the next freshclam run anyway.

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