ClamAv updater failed

Dhawal Doshy dhawal at NETMAGICSOLUTIONS.COM
Fri Apr 22 09:59:10 IST 2005

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Steen, Glenn wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: MailScanner mailing list
>>[mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Lance Haig
>>Sent: den 22 april 2005 09:45
>>Subject: Re: ClamAv updater failed
>>Sorry forgot to paste :-)
>>This is what shows up in the log
>>ClamAV-autoupdate[6312]: ClamAV updater failed
> Does "freshclam -v" show any problems? Do you have any errors in
> /tmp/ClamAV.update.log (or wherever...)?
> -- Glenn

If freshclam is working fine, the next thing to check is this parameter
in MailScanner.conf..

Monitors for ClamAV Updates = /var/clamav/*.cvd (my value)
Monitors for ClamAV Updates = /usr/local/share/clamav/*.cvd (default value)

Also clamav-autoupdate (in my case) requires the presence of
/usr/local/bin/freshclam (default rpm path being /usr/bin/freshclam), so
a softlink should do the trick iff (if and only if) required.

- dhawal

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