Beware of RPMForge's clamav-0.95.1 packages

Randal, Phil prandal at
Thu Apr 9 14:26:28 IST 2009

I just updated these, and found that clamd wouldn't restart because of a
broken line in /etc/clamd.conf

Patch below explains all:

# diff -Naur clamd.conf.orig clamd.conf
--- clamd.conf.orig     2009-04-08 16:53:18.000000000 +0100
+++ clamd.conf  2009-04-09 14:19:07.000000000 +0100
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@
 # LogFile must be writable for the user running daemon.
 # A full path is required.
 # Default: disabled
-LogFile unix:/var/log/clamav/clamd.log
+LogFile /var/log/clamav/clamd.log

 # By default the log file is locked for writing - the lock protects
 # running clamd multiple times (if want to run another clamd, please

That "unix:" bit should not be in there, tut!


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