Clamd error in -Lint run out of ideas .... Please help

Scott Silva ssilva at
Sun Mar 22 00:11:59 GMT 2009

on 3-21-2009 1:01 PM Gregory Machin spake the following:
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> From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Julian Field [MailScanner at]
> Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 5:04 PM
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: Clamd error in -Lint  run out of ideas .... Please help
> On 21/3/09 14:16, Gregory Machin wrote:
>> Hi
>> I'm getting the following error when I run MailScanner -Lint
>> Found these virus scanners installed: clamavmodule, clamd
>> ===========================================================================
>> Filename Checks: Windows/DOS Executable (1
>> Other Checks: Found 1 problems
>> Virus and Content Scanning: Starting
>> Clamd::ERROR:: UNKNOWN CLAMD RETURN ./lstat() failed. ERROR :: /mnt/ramdisk/MailScanner/incoming/7041
> For starters why are you using /mnt/ramdisk? You can just leave it at
> /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming and mount that directory with tmpfs, not
> a fixed ramdisk or anything nasty like that.
> I suspect that's at least part of the source of your trouble.
> It's my predecessor's design. Ad it was due to disk IO issues. The machines are just desktop pc's. Not my choice . I have no say in the hardware we use. So I'm sticking with the design for now.
> I dont see why the location should be the issue. It is configurable in the MailScanner.conf file.
> I have checked the permission etc and can't see any reason for the error.
>> Virus Scanning: Clamd found 1 infections
>> Virus Scanning: Found 1 viruses
>> ===========================================================================
>> Google has not turned up anything that work . please could someone advise me as how to resolve.

The creator of the software gave you something to look at, and you basically
told him he was wrong. Are you sure you really want help?

MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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