clamav: Request for package update

Yaakov Selkowitz
Tue Mar 29 03:18:00 GMT 2016

On 2016-03-17 12:10, Jonathan D Johnston wrote:
> Usage of freshclam (1) reports that the recommended version of ClamAV is
> 0.99.1, but the most recent version in is
> 0.98.7 .  Version 0.98.7 isn't functional with the current ClamAV
> databases.  Can this package be updated?  Thanks!

ClamAV goes to great lengths to keep virus databases compatible with 
older versions of the software, and there has been no EOL announcement 
for 0.98.z (which isn't *that* old).  Where do you see that 0.98.7 is 
not functional with the latest definitions?

As for an update, I am aware of the new version.  Unfortunately, ClamAV 
has not been keeping up with LLVM and the bundled copy predates 
Win64/SEH support, so either we wait for someone to write a patch for 
LLVM 3.7 compatibility, or I build a llvm3.5 package just for this. 
Otherwise, I'd have to disable llvm (and hence JIT support) on at least 


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