FW: 4.62.9-1 & MailScanner --lint [MORE INFO]

Quentin Campbell Q.G.Campbell at newcastle.ac.uk
Wed Aug 1 16:56:57 IST 2007


The MailScanner --lint output I am getting is related to the fact that I
have "Virus Scanners = clamavmodule mcafee". If I change that line in
MailScanner.conf to be "Virus Scanners = clamav mcafee" then I get the
following (more sensible) output from MailScanner --lint but also note
confusion in the output over clamav/clamavmodule being installed:

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[root at cheviot9 MailScanner]# 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 =
SpamAssassin reported no errors.
MailScanner.conf says "Virus Scanners = clamav mcafee"
Found these virus scanners installed: clamavmodule, mcafee
Ignore errors about failing to find EOCD signature
Virus Scanner test reports:
ClamAV said "eicar.com contains 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
[root at cheviot9 MailScanner]#
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In addition I have just been using CPAN to install Mail::ClamAV on some
other gateways and noted that when it does its post install tests it
also notices that the database is out of date:

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> install Mail::ClamAV
Manifying blib/man3/Mail::ClamAV.3pm
  /usr/bin/make  -- OK
Running make test
PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/bin/perl "-MExtUtils::Command::MM" "-e"
"test_harness(0, 'blib/lib', 'blib/arch')" t/*.t
t/Mail-ClamAV....ok 2/10LibClamAV Warning:
LibClamAV Warning: ***  The virus database is older than 7 days.  ***
LibClamAV Warning: ***        Please update it IMMEDIATELY!       ***
LibClamAV Warning: **************************************************

All tests successful.
Files=1, Tests=10,  2 wallclock secs ( 1.56 cusr +  0.16 csys =  1.72
  /usr/bin/make test -- OK
Running make install
Files found in blib/arch: installing files in blib/lib into architecture
dependent library tree
Installing /usr/share/man/man3/Mail::ClamAV.3pm
Appending installation info to
  /usr/bin/make install  -- OK

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-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Quentin
Sent: 01 August 2007 15:36
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: RE: 4.62.9-1 & MailScanner --lint

>-----Original Message-----
>From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-
>bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Julian Field
>Sent: 01 August 2007 15:08
>To: MailScanner discussion
>Subject: Re: 4.62.9-1 & MailScanner --lint
>What does
>grep -i clam /etc/MailScanner/virus.scanners.conf

[root at cheviot4 log]# grep -i clam /etc/MailScanner/virus.scanners.conf
clamav          /usr/lib/MailScanner/clamav-wrapper     /usr/local
clamd           /bin/false                              /usr/local
clamavmodule    /bin/false                              /tmp
[root at cheviot4 log]#

Before requesting help I changed /tmp for /usr/local for the
clamavmodule but that made no difference.

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