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Re: [Clamav-users] Newly: LibClamAV Error: cli_tgzload: Unknown type flag 'r'

From: Thierry Besancon <besancon_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Jun 13 2008 - 14:40:59 GMT
To: ClamAV users ML <>

On 2008-06-13 07:53:14, wrote:
> Thierry Besancon wrote:
> > If you can create such a patch, why can't you apply it against a 0.93.1
> > release and name the result 0.93.2 ? The bug is identified, isn't it ?
> Then the people who aren't affected by it get yelled at by their freshclam
> daemon that they are out of date. I am just finishing getting everything
> to 0.93.1 and am not looking forward to having to do it again real soon
> just to fix something that does not affect me.

If you had to be affected by all bugs to upgrade, you wouldn't update that much...

> > The bug is quite severe. It stops my production server for one night.
> > As the bug only appears when new signatures are available, I had hard
> > time finding what may goes wrong. I subscribed to the mailing list
> > to look if other people were encountering the bug too. I tried to
> > search the archives that weren't not available because some html page
> > were zeroed. I started debugging the code too. So i can't accept
> > the easy answer "The problem you're facing could get fixed in 0.93.1
> > if more people gave it a try". I gave it more than a try.
> I am still trying to figure out how you have FreeBSD/ClamAV set up to have
> this problem. I am running varios version of FreeBSD and have not seen
> this problem on any of them.

When it comes to critical software like a production email server where everything is so intricated, I compile all the sources and don't rely on softwares compiled by unknown people unaware of all my needs and reorganizing the softwares the way they want. So I compile from scratch clamav, zlib, sendmail... and I know how all these softwares work together. Your mileage may vary.

> If you are able to start debugging the code then patching it should be
> a trivial matter and I don't see why it is such a big deal.

OK. So we will wait for 0.94...

Best regards,

        Thierry Besancon

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