cvs commit: ports/security/clamav Makefile pkg-plist ports/security/clamav/files

Greg Lewis glewis at
Wed Feb 11 00:50:43 PST 2004

On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 09:59:11AM +0200, Sheldon Hearn wrote:
> On (2004/02/02 22:46), Greg Lewis wrote:
> >   FreeBSD ports repository
> > 
> >   Modified files:
> >     security/clamav      Makefile pkg-plist 
> >   Added files:
> >     security/clamav/files 
> >   Log:
> >   1. Add a freshclam rc.d script to start freshclam so the AV database is
> >      updated periodically.  Loosely based on the script in the PR.
> What is the advantage of using an rc.d script over using cron?  I think
> cron is a superior solution for freshclam; if your run freshclam from
> rc.d and it dies without yoru noticing, you're _screwed_.

Well, whether you run freshclam in daemon mode or whether you run it from
cron is still up to you :).  This doesn't force people to use freshclam
in daemon mode, it just provides them with a standard method of doing so
if they choose to (as the PR submitter did).  Its a tool, not a policy :).

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