freshclam update hung w/MailScanner auto update

Kevin Hanser Kevin at MICA.NET
Mon Jun 23 16:54:28 IST 2003

I am running MailScanner in conjunction with ClamAV and spamassassin on
a couple mailservers.  Last friday, I noticed that mail wasn't coming
thru on one server, and after some investigation, I found out that the
MailScanner ClamAV autoupdate and freshclam were hung for some reason,
and because of it, MailScanner was queueing messages and not delivering
them.  I killed the hung processes, and MailScanner started back up.
Today (monday), another server had done the exact same thing.  The auto
update script and freshclam were still running, and messages were being
queued and not delivered.
I'm not sure if this is an issue w/MailScanner or ClamAV, so I'm sending
messages to both mailing lists to see if anybody has some insight into
the problem.  At the time, I was running ClamAV-0.54, and MailScanner
4.20-3.  I noticed that updated versions of both are now available, so
I've updated to ClamAV 0.60 and MailScanner 4.21-9 in hopes that one
update or the other might fix the problem.  I didn't find any specific
mention of this problem in either program's changelog though...
Has anybody else noticed this problem?  Also, is there a way to have
freshclam and/or MailScanner's autoupdate script timeout if it doesn't
complete in a certain time frame?
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