#181 follow up to post # 3474617


hello. in your reply to my previous posting you closed the ticket without letting me ask another question, and i cannot reply to it. sorry, but i need to ask you about it more. you said that the file my program identified as a virus may in fact be a virus but that it was not used by the graphicsmagic program, which was the program i downloaded the file in from your site. my question is how did (why would) the possibly infected file get included and can it be deleted prior to installing. it may not be used, but if it was included, it may be needed during the install process. thanks.


  • Bob Friesenhahn

    Bob Friesenhahn - 2012-01-19

    SourceForge's default is to close comment posting on closed bugs. I will try to remember to uncheck that checked box in the future since additional dialog is useful.

    The GraphicsMagick source package for Windows also includes all of the source code and files provided by the third party libraries it depends on. While the Visual Studio project for GraphicsMagick does build those third party libraries, the scary files you found in the source tree are not included in GraphicsMagick and are not installed by GraphicsMagick.

    The file was not "injected". It was included on purpose by the libxml2 developers and included in their source package. It is our practice to make absolutely minimal changes to source packages for the third-party libraries.

    If you don't want this file on your system, then feel free to delete it. GraphicsMagick will still build since the build does not use that file.

  • Bob Friesenhahn

    Bob Friesenhahn - 2012-01-20
    • status: open --> closed-invalid
  • Bob Friesenhahn

    Bob Friesenhahn - 2012-01-20

    I am closing this report entry too, but leaving comment posting open in case there is something more to discuss.


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