[csw-users] Warning: Latest Clamav does not work on old Sparcs

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Thu Jan 22 17:06:02 CET 2009

Hi Rob,

Am 22.01.2009 um 06:09 schrieb Rob Stampfli:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 10:36:13PM -0500, Rob Stampfli wrote:
>> Just a head's up:  The latest clamav build (0.94.2,REV=2008.12.18)
>> is built for the SPARC32PLUS / V8+, and will not run on the older
>> Sparc V7 architecture.  Beware of this gotcha if you are planning
>> to upgrade from the 0.92.1,REV=2008.02.11 load on an older Sparc.
>> And as long as I have your attention, I notice that the most recent
>> version of libtool and libtool_rt is older than the prior version:
>> The version I am running is 2.2.4,REV=2008.05.16, whereas the version
>> currently being offered is 1.5.26,REV=2008.12.22.  What is  
>> recommended?
>> Backing back to 1.5.26 or waiting to see what happens?

There is a current 2.2.4 version in testing at
which should be fully functional. I haven't released it yet due to
lack of feedback. Please test it and let me know if you encounter
any strange things and it will be pushed ASAP.

Personally I would like a closer dialog with the user base, so if
you are willing to test new packages and give feedback about
what you need we can all profit from it :-)

> I see the new Python load is also V8+ now, so apparently there has
> been a change.  I realize there has been some sort of split between
> Blastwave CSW and Opencsw, probably revolving around this very issue
> from what I've been able to discern.  I suppose this means I need
> to go over to Opencsw for my old systems.  Sorry to bother you all.

I just checked that this is also the case on OpenCSW and it is
considered a bug. The maintainer (Peter Bonivart) is already
aware of the problem.

Best regards and sorry for the inconvenience

   -- Dago

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