[Mimedefang] clamav on debian

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Wed Nov 26 00:11:37 EST 2003

On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, Rolf wrote:

> On the basis that there is an exception to every rule, mimdefang.pl
> -features says that spamassassin is installed. It was installed using
> debian apt just like the virus scanner was.

Perl modules are cheap to detect at run-time, and there's little
chance of error, so mimedefang.pl detects them at run-time.

Virus-scanners are more expensive to detect at run-time (you have to scan
PATH) and there's room for error (you could have an executable called
"sweep" on your path that has nothing to do with a virus-scanner), so
we detect them at build time.  You can, of course, explicitly override
the detection by setting the appropriate $Feature{"..."} in your filter.



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