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       make-clamav-data-package - preliminary manpage clamav-getfiles -
       preliminary manpage


       make-clamav-data-package (previously known as clamav-getfiles) uses
       freshclam to download current virus databases from the clamav web site
       and packages them up as a clamav-data.deb package for installation on a
       system that cannot do the download for itself or for local

       make-clamav-data-package doesn’t take any parameters.

       It places the .deb file and accompanying source package in the current


       The following environment variables can be used to control the package
       build process:

       FRESHCLAM - Path to the freshclam binary. Default: $(which freshclam)

       FRESHCLAMCONF - Parameters to be passed to freshclam. Default: empty.

       SIGTOOL - Path to the sigtool binary. Default: $(which sigtool)

       CLAMAV_CHECK - Path to the clamav-check binary. Default: $(which

       DEBHELPERVERSION - Version of Debhelper to have clamav-data build
       depend on. Default: 5.

       DISTRIBUTION - Distribution to put in the changelog. Default: local

       SECTION - Section to put in the control file. Default: utils

       AUTOGENWARNING - Warning to put into the package description. If
       "none", no warning is included. Default: Warning text hardcoded into
       the script.


       0 - Package built successfully.

       1 - An error has happened during database download.

       2 - Package didn’t pass verification tests.

       3 - An error has happened during package build.

       10 - No new databases have been found, no new package built.


       Many. Be prepared to debug.


       make-clamav-data-package and this manpage was written by Marc Haber.