MailScanner --lint doesn't check Eicar virus

Michael Mansour micoots at
Wed Nov 28 14:02:41 GMT 2007


I used to be able to run:

# MailScanner --lint
Checking version numbers...
Version number in MailScanner.conf (4.65.3) is correct.

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

Checking for SpamAssassin errors (if you use it)...
SpamAssassin temp dir = /tmp/SpamAssassin-Temp
SpamAssassin reported no errors.
MailScanner.conf says "Virus Scanners = clamavmodule"
Found these virus scanners installed: clamavmodule

If any of your virus scanners (clamavmodule)
are not listed there, you should check that they are installed correctly
and that MailScanner is finding them correctly via its virus.scanners.conf.

and see MailScanner test the Eicar virus between the "===" rows, but most recently I see this doesn't work anymore.

Is there something I can check to see why?

When I run the wrapper:

/usr/lib/MailScanner/clamav-wrapper     /usr /tmp

it finds clamav and works scans /tmp fine.



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