4.62.9-1 & MailScanner --lint

Quentin Campbell Q.G.Campbell at newcastle.ac.uk
Wed Aug 1 13:35:34 IST 2007

I checked my 4.62.9-1 installation with 'MailScanner --lint' and got the "LibClamAV Warning: ***  The virus database is older than 7 days.  ***" message that I complained about when debugging the beta versions of 4.62 in July.  

Below is the scripted output. I am running with ClamAV 0.91.1/3846/Wed Aug  1 08:27:07 2007 on a RedHat AS/4 system and SpamAssassin 3.2.2.

[root at cheviot4 tmp]# script
Script started, file is typescript
[root at cheviot4 tmp]# date
Wed Aug  1 13:26:56 BST 2007
[root at cheviot4 tmp]# MailScanner --lint
Checking version numbers...
Version number in MailScanner.conf (4.62.9) is correct.

Your envelope_sender_header in spam.assassin.prefs.conf is correct.

Checking for SpamAssassin errors (if you use it)...
SpamAssassin temp dir = /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming/SpamAssassin-Temp
SpamAssassin reported no errors.
LibClamAV Warning: **************************************************
LibClamAV Warning: ***  The virus database is older than 7 days.  ***
LibClamAV Warning: ***        Please update it IMMEDIATELY!       ***
LibClamAV Warning: **************************************************
MailScanner.conf says "Virus Scanners = clamavmodule mcafee"
Found these virus scanners installed: clamavmodule, mcafee
Ignore errors about failing to find EOCD signature
Virus Scanner test reports:
ClamAV Module said "eicar.com was infected: Eicar-Test-Signature"
McAfee said "/1/eicar.com        Found: EICAR test file NOT a virus."

If any of your virus scanners (clamavmodule,mcafee)
are not listed there, you should check that they are installed correctly
and that MailScanner is finding them correctly via its virus.scanners.conf.
[root at cheviot4 tmp]# ls -ld /usr/local/clamav
drwxr-xr-x  4 clamav clamav 4096 Aug  1 13:09 /usr/local/clamav
[root at cheviot4 tmp]# ls -l /usr/local/clamav
total 8
drwxr-xr-x  2 clamav clamav 4096 Aug  1 11:09 daily.inc
drwxr-xr-x  2 clamav clamav 4096 Jul 20 18:07 main.inc
[root at cheviot4 tmp]# exit
Script done, file is typescript
[root at cheviot4 tmp]#

I would like to get to the bottom of this problem. Any help welcomed.

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