Clamd issue

Garrod M. Alwood Garrod.Alwood at
Mon Dec 28 21:08:47 GMT 2009

I tried this and it didn't work. Anyone else have any ideas.

Garrod M. Alwood
garrod.alwood at<mailto:garrod.alwood at>
From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Mohammed Alli [malli at]
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 3:14 PM
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: RE: Clamd issue

Sounds like the perl issue. Try adding --chuid postfix:www-data to your mailscanner startup script.

Eg. start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --nicelevel $run_nice --chuid postfix:www-data –exec

You’ll have to restart mailscanner.

-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Garrod M. Alwood
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 10:24 AM
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Clamd issue

I have everything set exactly as I do on all my other servers and on this server I get this error and I am unsure why, can anyone give me as a hint to fix it? I looked at the pm file it's calling but I can't tell what it's asking for. If someone could at least point me in the right direction I would be very happy. thank you.

root at filter2# MailScanner --lint

Trying to setlogsock(unix)

Reading configuration file /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf

Reading configuration file /etc/MailScanner/conf.d/README

Read 856 hostnames from the phishing whitelist

Read 9052 hostnames from the phishing blacklists

Config: calling custom init function SQLBlacklist

Starting up SQL Blacklist

Read 0 blacklist entries

Config: calling custom init function MailWatchLoggin

Config: calling custom init function SQLWhitelist

Starting up SQL Whitelist

Read 0 whitelist entries

Checking version numbers...

Version number in MailScanner.conf (4.78.17) is correct.

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

MailScanner setting GID to  (33)

MailScanner setting UID to  (107)

Checking for SpamAssassin errors (if you use it)...

Using SpamAssassin results cache

Connected to SpamAssassin cache database

SpamAssassin reported no errors.

Connected to Processing Attempts Database

Created Processing Attempts Database successfully

There are 0 messages in the Processing Attempts Database

Using locktype = posix

MailScanner.conf says "Virus Scanners = clamd"

Found these virus scanners installed: clamd


Insecure dependency in chown while running with -T switch at /usr/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 2505.

Garrod M. Alwood


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