Ahhh! Here is where it dies:
configure: error: The installed zlib version may contain a security bug. Please upgrade to 1.2.2 or later: http://www.zlib.net
. You can omit this check with --disable-zlib-vcheck but DO NOT REPORT any stability issues then!
My guess is that the zlib I have, has backported security fixes, but clamav does not realize this. I will search the code for the configure script, and disable the zlib check, so things can proceed.
Thanks for the quick response!