ClamAV messed up

Mike Kercher mike at
Mon Nov 6 21:35:23 GMT 2006

mailscanner-bounces at <> scribbled on Monday,
November 06, 2006 3:11 PM:

> I upgraded from FC 4 to FC 6 a short time ago.  I thought
> everything was working until I ran into problems with ClamAV
> and MailScanner:
> 1. MailScanner was continually restarting until I changed
> "clamavmodule" to "clamav" in MailScanner.conf
> 2. Running MailScanner --lint indicates that I have "clamav"
> in the conf file but MailScanner finds "clamavmodule" instead
> 3. Doing an upgrade_virus_scanners checks ClamAV but also
> generic.  I don't have generic listed anywhere
> 4. Running MailScanner -v shows that Mail::ClamAv is installed
> 5. Using CPAN to reinstall Mail::ClamAV says it is already
> installed.  Doing a forced install fails at the make
> Inspite of all this ClamAV is scanning messages.  I'm using
> MailScanner
> 4.56.8-1 and ClamAV of rc2-99.  I know that's a rc level but
> I had the same problem with 0.88.5 and thought I'd try
> something different.
> I haven't a clue where to start on this.

I wouldn't say ClanAV messed up...why did you "fix what wasn't broken"?
Personally, I use an enterprise class OS for servers rather than
bleeding edge.


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