[CentOS] clamav

Tue Jun 3 01:40:28 UTC 2014
Emmett Culley <lst_manage at webengineer.com>

On 05/30/2014 04:41 PM, S.Tindall wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-05-30 at 14:14 -0700, Emmett Culley wrote:
>> On 05/30/2014 10:46 AM, John R Pierce wrote:
>>> On 5/30/2014 8:27 AM, Emmett Culley wrote:
>>>> So I removed it all again and reinstalled from RPMforge.  Now it all works as expected.  I never should have switch from RPMforge to EPEL for these programs.
>>> actually, IMHO, you should have switched.   EPEL is much better
>>> maintained than RPMforge these days.   the catch is, to do that switch
>>> cleanly, you woudl have had to completely uninstall the rpmforge
>>> version, disable rpmforge, THEN install the epel version
>> I did that, and still clam failed to filter mail.  I do admin that I didn't delete "all" related files before installing from EPEL, ANsd I do also feel that EPEL is the better choice, so I guess I'll do it all over again.
>> Emmett
> Way up in this thread, you mentioned updating amavisd-new from epel plus
> clam\* from epel. In addition to the user clamav vs clam issue, epel
> amavisd uses service clamd.amavisd, whereas the rpmforge amavisd uses
> service clamd.
>   # rpm -q amavisd-new clamd postgrey
>   amavisd-new-2.8.0-8.el6.noarch
>   clamd-0.98.3-1.el6.i686
>   postgrey-1.34-1.el6.noarch
>   # service clamd status
>   clamd is stopped
>   # service clamd.amavisd status
>   clamd.amavisd (pid  2860) is running...
> The use of clamd.amavisd actually simplifies the setup since you don't
> need to add group amavis to clam.
>   # id clam
>   uid=493(clam) gid=493(clam) groups=493(clam)
> Looking through my rpmforge > epel conversion notes, the other
> significant issue was to find folders/files with owner:group
> clamav:clamav and chown to clam:clam. I think you already corrected that
> problem.
> There are also several differences in the default rpmforge vs epel
> amavisd.conf, but I don't think any would stop it from working.
> I converted 3 mail servers to epel amavisd/clam\* about a year ago and I
> think all conversion issues have been resolved, but you never know. :-)
> Steve
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Hmm. Since EPEL provided and installed clamd and amavisd-new packages without error, I assumed they were the correct packages.  I'll leave my system to use RPMforge, at least until the next time I update those packages.

Thanks for all the input.