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

Rob Stampfli res at colnet.cmhnet.org
Thu Jan 22 23:35:03 CET 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 06:29:42PM +0100, Peter Bonivart wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 6:09 AM, Rob Stampfli <res at colnet.cmhnet.org> 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.
> Sorry about you not being able to run ClamAV. I was experimenting with
> compiler options to make ClamAV build with Sun Studio and accidentally
> dropped some other compiler mods when I found a working optimization.
> I have now rebuilt the Sparc packages so you can test them.
> You can find them here: http://buildfarm.opencsw.org/testing.html
> Please confirm if those are ok.

First, thanks to everyone who responded.  I want to make it clear that
my post was in no way an attempt to make a politcal statement.  I was
simply trying to pass along a problem I observed in the hopes that others
who might be similarly affected would see it before getting bitten

Peter, I downloaded your rebuilt clamav packages from the opencsw testing
area, and did get it to run.  However, it was not without a few issues.
Here's what I had to do to get it running on my LX:

1.  I did the usual:  pkgrm'ed the existing packages and downloaded and
    installed the new ones (including the cswclassutils dependency).

2.  The "/etc/init.d/clamav-milter" script errored out on the first line:
	. /lib/svc/share/smf_include.sh
    The smf_include.sh file was not present; I resolved the problem by
    commenting this line out.

3.  Apparently, the format of the /opt/csw/var/clamav directory has changed
    because the data files from the previous version didn't work.  I had
    to remove them and run freshclam manually to repopulate them.

After that, I was able to get clamav-milter to come up, and both sendmail
and it appear to be happy, although I haven't thrown a lot at it yet.
One nice observation is that it appears to come up much faster than the
0.92.1 load I had been running.  Note that I've been told I run this
package in an unusual configuration -- I don't run clamav at all, just

So, thanks Peter for genning out a new load.  We users really do appreciate
everything the opencsw and blastwave crew does for us.



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