[Mimedefang] clamav vs clamd vs clamscan

Cliff Hayes chayes at afo.net
Wed Oct 8 15:05:34 EDT 2014

I will have to go with clamd because clamav is taking 12 seconds to scan 
an email with five words in it.

I tried disabling all repositories except epel like this...
yum --disablerepo=atrpms-bleeding --disablerepo=atrpms 
--disablerepo=atrpms-testing --disablerepo=elrepo 
--disablerepo=epel-testing --disablerepo=rpmforge --disablerepo=sl6x 
--disablerepo=sl install clamd
... but then I got a long list of dependencies, then a bunch of errors 
and requires, then ended with this...
  You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
  You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
... so I guess I should go back to binaries?

On 10/8/2014 1:05 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 11:52 AM, Cliff Hayes <chayes at afo.net> wrote:
>> I am installing a new mail server on Scientific Linux 6.5.
>> What is the recommended way to install clam for mimedefang?
>> I have used binaries in the past but would prefer to use yum package unless
>> binaries are better for some reason.
>> I have listed the available packages below ... clamd won't install via yum
>> ... i get a message that it was obsoleted by clamav.
>> I see examples on the internet that mimedefang can fall back to clamscan if
>> clamd fails but I don't know which packages to load to enable that.
>> Now that clamd is no longer available, what is the recommended course of
>> action?
>> clamav-db.x86_64 : Virus database for clamav
>> clamd.x86_64 : The Clam AntiVirus Daemon
>> clamav.x86_64 : Anti-virus software
> Is that from SL's own repository?   EPEL has clamd and it pulls clamav
> as a dependency.

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